Put It In Writing - Chicago Street Journal for November 16, 2017


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The artist redering of the Peace Center on 79th and Ashand with a host of supporters

celebrating the movement to open the center next year.

on 79th & Ashland; it features a 700 seat theater,

classrooms, a music & dance studio, and a

garden on the rooftop.

As the center will aim to life the positive

spirits of youth and reduce gun violence by

giving youth a safe haven.

While most youth programs stress the importance

of higher education, Majostee Allstars

aims to explore all options with an emphasis in

entrepreneurship and financial literacy.

The organization initial goal is to raise

$105,000 to finish paying for the building. And

another $1,000,000 for rehab, legal, and furnishing

cost. “I know this will help curve violence.”

Say Ja’mal Green heading the project.

Green from the south side of Chicago was

trusted into the spotlight in the late fall of 2015.

After learning of the Laquan McDonald shooting

and the subsequent cover up from Mayor

Rham Emanuel administration.

Green became the voice of reason for the

young people in the community. Always vocal

about fighting for justice, he has been instrumental

in organizing various demonstrations,

including the historical Black Friday shutdown,

as well as the Mayor’s house stakeouts that

have been effective in creating policy change in

Chicago police department.

Prior to that the organization he heads, Sky

-Rocketing found much success with their message

of anti-bullying and anti-violence, and

was able to spread that message to over 150,

000 students in over 15 states across the US.

The organization has been responsible for

peace concerts, marches, and events within the

community which has earned many awards for

the company. Some organizations honoring

their efforts are the Chicago Police Department,

Prosperity House Chicago, and numerous

other entities.

“We intend to continue to grow our efforts

and work in the community,” pointed out

Ja’Mal indicating the building on Ashland is a

major direction. “But we need your help funding

our new home.”

“We are extremely excited about this new

venture, but we desperately need of the public

to reach our goals.” Said Ja’Mal.

“Can we actually come together as a community

to make this happen?”

Another sector the building activities is the

Majostee Allstars which began in 2011 as Sky-

Rocketing teens corp., dedicated to raising the

higher consciousness of youth through

arts and entertainment.

In the summer of 2015, Sky-rocketing

partnered with the City of Chicago to

present "Put The Guns Down" a massive

effort to reduce gun violence in

the city of Chicago, led by several

representatives from the organization.

They have also partnered with Residents

for a Greater Englewood (RAGE)

to present peace days to spread the

message of unity and self love to our

n e i g h b o r h o o d s .

Majostee Allstars will be targeting

ages 12-24, focusing on economic development,

entrepreneurship, and education

as a means to facilitate growth

and stimulus in urban communities.

Empower youth to become role models

by giving them tools to achieve their

goals and influence others to do the


The Center is to give a window of

opportunities to teens in impoverished

areas to succeed and Enhance the family

structure by providing parents with

assistance needed to provide for their

household in the form of training, job

opportunities, and education works

h o p s .

Majostee Allstars after school program

will be exciting and beneficial for

every youth participant. Youth will

have access to computers and Internet

for homework and business needs. They

will be required to participate in both

two-hour workshops throughout the

week where they will be taught by a

guest celebrity or professional. They

will also have access to job leads and

applications to fill out on site at one of

the computer stations. All students will

have a mentor and a counselor that they

meet with once a week to talk about

things going on in their lives and their

aspirations and goals.

This facility will also host an open mic

every Saturday, rent out the facility for

smaller functions on Sundays, and host

workshops for parents during school

hours. We will be working with

neighborhood schools to serve them

since we are close.

You can help Majostee Allstaars

reach their goals, by going to the web

page at .MajosteeAllstars.com

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