Friends, donors, supporters, it has come to a the time where I have to press pause. This is my final week serving as CEO of Majostee Allstars. My journey with Majostee began when I was a child. After being kicked out of multiple schools, I recognized the impact that my mentor had on my life. My goal was to mimic that impact in the lives of other young people while simultaneously steering them toward an economically sound future.
Over the past years I have worked hard to stay on the path God laid for me. My philanthropy has been a major source of joy for me during this time. I gave a lot of sweat, time, and money to being the change I wanted to see and by challenging others to get involved.
For years, a dream of mine has been to open a youth center to help revitalize urban neighborhoods. In 2017, Majostee Allstars put a down payment on a building that has the potential to change the Auburn- Gresham neighborhood as we know it. Unfortunately my history of holding government officials accountable caused a major roadblock that I never anticipated. With the help of thousands of dollars from private donations, we were able to create a grand plan for our city that ultimately fell short.
Since then, we started our official Allstar empowerment program. We host dozens of young people in HOPE sessions each week where they are instructed by experts in major fields such as financial literacy, and entrepreneurship. Our program has utlized field trips as a way to show these young people that the world extends beyond their block. They have debated with former White House officials, debated with millionaires, and been inspired by the lives of people who look like them. All the while, inspiring me with their stories of resilliance and determination.
2018 marks the start of my next steps to better this city. Change can not happen unless WE make it happen. It takes a lot of sacrifices to make this next step, and unfortunately my resignation is one of them. Our board of directors have recommended that I step down as I move into the political arena. I have accepted their recommendation and I will now serve in the capacity as a board member. This change will protect the brand of Majostee Allstars and ensure that the reputation we have built is not clouded by my political aspirations.
This is far from Goodbye. I will always stand and be ready to support the parents, students, and community members that have entrusted me with their future. I look forward to continuing to be a voice for the community as a voting member of our board. I thank you for every donation, every comment, and all of the love you have given me throughout my journey. You made a lot of my dreams come true because you BELIEVED in giving young people a CHANCE! Our new CEO will be announced by the board next week and I look forward to a smooth transition. Remember, I will not be going far, and I will forever be an Allstar..
Thank you again for everything and please do not stop supporting this amazing organization,
Ja'Mal Green (FOUNDER)