New PEACE Center, Chicago SouthSide
Majostee Allstars mission is to serve as an incubator for the personal, cultural and social development of children and youth in Chicago's most underresourced communities. Through the delivery of innovative and diverse programming the center serves as a safe space where physical, mental and emotional well-being is nurtured and restored, as youth are provided with the tools and support needed to build successful lives and contribute positively to society.
Majostee Allstars is a 501c3 tax-exempt not for profit organization founded by activist Ja'Mal Green. We have a fully functioning board.
Majostee Allstars began in 2011 as Sky-Rocketing teens corp., an organization dedicated to raising the higher consciousness of youth through the venue of arts and entertainment. 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 that chose to honor our efforts are the Chicago Police Department, Prosperity House Chicago, and numerous other entities.
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 our organization. We have also partnered with Residents for a Greater Englewood to present peace days in the community to spread the message of unity and self-love to our neighborhoods.
In the fall of 2016, Skyrocketing Teens Corp morphed into "Majostee Allstars," an organization dedicated to empowering youth, and inspiring royalty. We saw a need for higher thinking and positive image in the community and felt that reminding our children that we are all kings and queens would bring positive change to our neighborhoods. Under the new moniker Majostee Allstars hosted our first event "A Little Extra Joy" in December of 2016. We were able to provide children from 20 different families with warm coats and a holiday dinner. In February of 2017 we awarded our first scholarship to give children in our neighborhoods an opportunity to attend college.
Ja’Mal’s mission with Majostee Allstars is to inspire as many young people as he can and show them that they can be whoever they desire to be. Through his work with the youth center, he intends to create more leaders and more young people willing to make the world a better place for the next generation.
This center will aim to reduce gun violence by giving youth a safe haven. We are raising $105,000 to finish the acquistion for our building, and another $1,100,000 for our rehab, legal, and funishing cost.
Targeting ages 12-24, Majostee Allstars uses the principles of economic development, entrepreneurship, and education as a means to facilitate growth and stimulus in urban communities. With violence in our communities at an all time high, more investment into the youth is needed to change the conditions and reduce criminal acts. It is a known fact that lack of activities for youth and interest in their education directly leads to increased violence. Youth who are given alternative opportunities and activities are less likely to turn to crime as a means for survival.
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. Majostee Allstars partner company Executive Behavior will supply youth with journals and a life coach who will meet with them to talk about trauma and problems in their everyday lives. This partnership will be focused towards goal building and task setting to allow participants to become successful in any venture.
Our facility will house an auditorium with the capacity of 700. We will also house an in house day care, several classrooms, a multi-media lab, dance studio, music studio, an aeroponic garden on the roof, space for entreprenuers to rent.
1. Provide a safe space for out of school learning that will include tutoring, life coaching, entrepreneurship, and job skills.
2. Empower youth to become role models by giving them tools to achieve their goals and influence others to do the same.
3. By training youth to actively and accurately seek an interview for jobs.
4. To modify the behavior & mindset of youth with in-house counselor and mentors.
5. To give a window of opportunities to teens in impoverished areas to succeed.
6. Stimulate the community by creating more small businesses by ensuring owners have correct knowledge to be sustainable.
7. Enhance the family structure by providing parents with assistance needed to provide for their household in the form of training, job opportunities, and education workshops.
Entrepreneurship – Allstars will learn tools such as how to:
· Create a business plan
· Design a website
· Market their brand
· Difference between types of companies
· How to incorporate their business
· Laws & regulations regarding business
Real Estate – Allstars will learn:
· Step of the rental process
· Avoiding Rental Ad Scams
· Landlord obligations
· Tenants’ rights and responsibilities
· Renters Insurance
· Safety (Smoke, carbon monoxide, alarm, exits, bars on windows)
Financial Literacy – Allstars will learn:
· How to budget their money
· Proper spending
· How to make your money work for you
· Paying bills
Credit Development – This workshop will include:
· How to check your credit score
· Build credit score
· Repair credit score
· Dispute negative marks & inquiries
· Maintain good credit
· Pros & Cons of bankruptcy
Interviewing – including:
· How to conduct a journalistic interview
· How to conduct an employment interview
· Rules of the employment interviewee
· How to conduct survey interview
Job Preparation – Allstars will learn:
· Search for a job
· Prepare a resume
· How to dress
· How to build skills
· How to market yourself
Creative Writing – This workshop includes:
· How to structure writing
· Basic grammar
· Different styles of writing
· Colorful words
· How to self-publish or submit to publishers
· Creative planning
Goal building & fulfillment – Workshop will include:
· Types of goals
· How to set goals
· Life planning
· Staying on track
· Positive self-image
· Empowering yourself
Music – Workshop includes:
· How to structure songs
· How to manage yourself
· How to market yourself
· How to read a music related contract
· Knowing how to fill out a split sheet
· The difference between masters and publishing
· How to copyright music
College Readiness – including:
· College application process
· How to complete fafsa
· Applying for scholarships
· Knowing your major
· Entry test (SAT test)
· Personal statement
· Choosing the right college
After School Program
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. Allstars will start each day with tutoring and homework assistance.
Schedule (activities only take up 2 hours of each day):
Mentor Monday’s (Meet with mentor for 1-2 hours)
Tuesday Workshop day (all students required to sit in classroom and participate)
Wednesday Counselor day (students will meet with a counselor to talk about problems)
Thursday Workshop day
Friday Game night
1st Semester – August to December
2nd Semester – January til May
Summer program – June til July
*Allstar program will run Mon-Fri 2pm – 8pm
This facility will also host an open mic every Saturday, rent out the facilty 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. Help us reach our goals, anything helps. $5 or more. Thank you for being apart of this wonderful journey with us. MajosteeAllstars.com