Join iUrban Teen’s 13th Annual Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Breakfast featuring Grammy Award Winning Group Take 6

In the midst of dangerous and divisive times, with our voting rights under attack, iUrban Teen invites students, staff and our dedicated community to gather together, to remember and “Believe” in the core values of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Believe in integrity first, believe in service before self, believe in excellence in all we do and believe in a commitment to equality and social justice.

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We believe in the tremendous power of Dr. Kings’ legacy and the righteous power of community to change injustice in our society.

I want to suggest some of the things that should begin your life’s blueprint. Number one…should be a deep belief in your own dignity. Your worth and your own somebodiness… Always feel that you count. Always feel that you have worth, and always feel that your life has ultimate significance.

~ Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

iUrban Teen’s 2023 Preview! 

We have all kinds of events coming up in 2023 in Seattle, Oregon, Southwest Washington, and Dallas! The events span from STEM tours with Nike and Google to Summits such as iSpace and iTrades.  Our programs are not to be missed as they are specially designed to be informative, career building and lots of fun to participate in.

Join us for our events and spread the word about them to your friends and family. We’re adding programs to our agenda daily so stay connected with us by following us on social media:

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iUrban Teen exposes students to GIS Mapping, a leading technology software. Our iMap program displays how data is organized by its location, helping students see geographic patterns that allow us to develop an understanding of how systems work and interact with one another. iMap students analyze and interpret data from various fields such as health, transportation, and agriculture.

This month iUrban Teen delivers the STEM exploration day event in the city of Dallas! A day dedicated to learning how GIS Mapping and Data analytics are used in Dallas. Students will also get the chance to learn about the technology used in the office of emergency management, transportation, and fire dispatch. Lunch will be provided to all attendees. Seats fill up fast Dallas!

College Bound? Early Action leads to Early Decisions, and FREE Tuition!

iUrban Teen joined the National College Resources Foundation at the Black College Expo on Saturday November 5, 2022 at Renton High School, home of the Renton Redhawks. Seattle students engaged in live seminars, and experienced an abundance of educational insider news. The event provided admissions and scholarship information to students, parents and other visitors in attendance. This celebration of education featured big money savings in the way of cutting college application fees, and ON THE SPOT college acceptance and scholarships were awarded.

The goal of the day, was to grant FIVE MILLION dollars in scholarships throughout the day. The doors opened at 10:00am and by 10:15am three students were accepted into colleges and awarded $100k between them. One of the larger awards was for $195k that went to one student for a full ride. We were thrilled to engage with teens and introduce them to the benefits of iUrban University from mentorship programs to scholarships and internships.

Livin’ on a spare! 

Bowling: That’s how we roll at iUrban Teen! We are family and this October iUrban Teen held a bowling night filled with laughs, food and fun! We love to gather after a season of rigorous courses to take a break, relax, recharge and get to know one another a bit better. Thank you too all of the teens who came out to “Right Up Your Alley” our FREE Autumn Bowling and Burger Bash! Stay connected friends, we hope to see you at our next iUrban Teen event.

Don’t mess with Texas!

Dallas: Big things happen here“. That’s the city’s motto and the energy embodied by our iUrban Teen Dallas Council.  The powerhouse team met over brunch with iUrban Teen Founder Deena Pierott. The members bring a diverse set of leadership skills and talents, representing an impressive roster of firms supporting iUrban Teen. In attendance were leaders from JLL, FEMA, The City of Dallas, Google, Microsoft, City Lab and Geisinger Health Systems. The team is set to end the year delivering a Mega STEM Day at the City of Dallas followed by a compelling agenda for 2023 launching a STEM Summit during Black History Month on the Microsoft Campus. Go Dallas!

Bakes by Brown Sugar sets the Thanksgiving Dessert Table with a Show Stopping Pie!

She’s an engineer by day and a master baker by night. Her culinary skills have taken her from Portland to prestigious French Kitchens to center stage at The Great American Baking Show. Now, Cheryl Norris aka Bakes by Brown Sugar sets us up for sweet Holiday success.

This Thanksgiving, try a Holiday stunner! This Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie is the perfect combination of tart Granny Smith and sweet Golden Delicious apples combined with plump fresh cranberries then topped with an old fashion brown sugar crumble. Yum!

Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie- Bakes by Brown Sugar


All-Butter Pie Dough
Brown Sugar Crumble

  • 3/4 cup (105 grams) all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup (100 grams) light brown sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • 1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 cup (114 grams) unsalted butter, melted

Apple Cranberry Filling

  • 6 cups (600 grams) Granny Smith and Golden Delicious, thinly sliced apples
  • 1 cup (100 grams) cranberries, fresh or frozen
  • 3/4 cup (150 grams) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon orange zest
  • 1/4 cup (35 grams )all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg


Brown Sugar Crumble

  1. Place the flour, brown sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg and kosher salt in a medium-sized bowl and whisk the ingredients until thoroughly combined, about 30 seconds. Be sure to hit the bottom of the bowl to capture the ingredients that have fallen to the bottom.
  2. Place the butter in a saucepan and melt on low heat until the butter is melted. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the butter into the dry ingredients.
  3. Use a spatula to stir the butter into the dry ingredients. Once it’s all mixed in use your fingers to break the crumble into small and large pieces.
  4. The crumble can be made up to 1 month in advance. If making it advance, store it in an airtight container in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Pie Crust

  1. Make the pie dough according to the instructions in the All-Butter Pie Crust recipe. Chill the dough for at least 45 minutes and up to 2 days.
  2. For a 9-inch pie plate roll the dough until is it 1/8-inch thick and 12-inches round on a lightly floured surface. Fold the dough in half and then half again so that you have a quarter. Place the dough in the pie plate do the corner of the dough is centered. Gently unfold the dough so the pie plate is completely covered, and the dough is overhanging the plate.
  3. Trim the dough so that there is about a 1-inch overhang all the way around. Fold the dough under so that it rests on the edge of the pie plate. Crimp the dough using a fork or create your own design.
  4. Refrigerate the prepared dough for at least 60 minutes.

Apple Cranberry Pie Filling

  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Place a half baking sheet in the oven while the oven is preheating. The baking sheet is used to catch any of the fruit juices that bubble over, but baking the pie on a hot baking sheet also helps ensure that the bottom of the pie browns.
  2. Peel and core the Granny Smith and Golden Delicious apples. Thinly slice them, about 1/4-inch thick and place them in a large bowl with the cranberries.
  3. Place the sugar in a small bowl and zest the orange directly on top of the sugar until you have about 1 teaspoon. Use your fingers to rub the orange zest into the sugar. Add the flour, cinnamon, and nutmeg and whisk to combine. Pour the dry ingredients over the apple-cranberry mixture and gently fold in the dry ingredients.
  4. Spoon the apple filling into the prepared pie dough. Sprinkle the brown sugar crumble over the fruit. Place the pie on the hot half baking sheet and bake at 400°F for 20 minutes. Without opening the oven door, reduce the temperature to 375°F and bake the pie for another 35-40 minutes until the apple-cranberry juices start to bubble. You’ll see small bubbles breaking through the brown sugar crumble.
  5. Remove the pie from the oven, place it on a cooling rack and let it cool to room temperate. Of course there is nothing to stop you from digging into a hot pie, but the pie needs time cool and set up so the filling doesn’t run everywhere when you cut into it.


  1. Store the pie at room temperature for 1 day and then refrigerate it for up to 1 week.


Use firm apples for this recipe.  They will hold their shape and create beautiful layers while baking.

The filling is enough for a 9-inch pie plate. If using a deep dish or larger dish you may need to double the amount of filling.

You may need to add a foil tent (covering) to the pie during baking so the crumble doesn’t get too dark during baking. Take a large piece of foil, fold it half then open it so it resembles a tent. Carefully place this over the pie so it doesn’t touch the surface of the crumble.


Calories: 528kcal | Carbohydrates: 77g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 24g | Saturated Fat: 15g |
Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 1g |
Cholesterol: 61mg | Sodium: 46mg | Potassium: 181mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 42g |
Vitamin A: 770IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 35mg | Iron: 2mg