Journey of Discipleship Birthday Fundraiser

Hello, my name is Jazzmine Bankston, and I am a teacher and vice principal of a burgeoning private academy in San Antonio, Texas. My passion is to help students become the best version of themselves and invest in and steward their God-given gifts. I believe that each person has a unique individuality that truly makes up a part of the complete image of God, something that I had to learn the hard way growing up as pastor’s kid. Often times, youth are overlooked, but I firmly believe they are just waiting for people to authentically believe in and invest in them. My goals are to create space for students to authentically belong, awaken to freedom found in their God-given identity, and encourage them to walk this journey of becoming every day. 

Three years ago, I had launched a discipleship and mentorship program for youth at my school called Journey of Discipleship, divided up into four core elements: discipleship, mentorship, leadership, and IGNITE. It was a vision in my mind and heart that I was determined to see through. Since then, the ministry platform has skyrocketed. 

Here are the 3-year accomplishments broken down. The 3rd year is a current process:

Year 1: JOD elements, individualized mentorship and discipleship, community outreach, monthly vespers that are student-led

Year 2: chapel leads, launch of social media platforms, mentorship and discipleship groups

Year 3: Podcasts, videography and video-editing, crew workshops (film, drama, script, videography, audio/visual, and photography), music band, IGTV devotionals, and a studio carved out in the back of my classroom

Essentially, there is a space for creative ministry via various avenues, but there is a lack of resources. This year, I have given a lot of financial monies and personal equipment in support of our youth. There is equipment that I am still needing to be more efficient in this digital realm of creative ministry. 

This year, I am holding a birthday fundraiser that goes directly into my ministry for the youth. If you feel the heart to donate, even just $5, it would mean the world to me. A little bit goes a long way. Every donation will feed directly into the ministry for the youth. You would be making such a difference by helping me build my gear. Right now, the needs are below, which total to about $5000. And if you are unable to give, but know people who would support the mission and vision for our youth, please share. Thank you so much in advance for your consideration and support for this Journey of Discipleship.

With much gratitude,

1. Curtains and rods
ETA price - $200

2. Studio lights - ALREADY DONATED
ETA price - $134 x 2

4. Stage lights
ETA - $250

5. Hanging Lights
ETA price - $35.99

6. Audio Recorder
ETA price - $389

7. Shure Mics and Stands
ETA - $500

8. Light Diffusers
ETA - $77.99 x 2

9. Canon Camera + lens
ETA - $2500

10. Keyboard Piano
ETA - $750 to invest in a decently used keyboard


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Jazzmine Bankston 
San Antonio, TX
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