To give rise to young people's voices, help develop the next generation of creative artists, entrepreneurs and philanthropists, in addition to documenting and sharing their incredible journeys.
Chocolate Journey educates, celebrates and elevates young people by providing them with art instruction, then producing/publishing their art. Our first CD/video project is a super fun party anthem entitled "Mismatch Shoes" by Play Masters. Play Masters is a young boy group with a teenage lead singer, who is an established performer and two very young first-time rappers. Chocolate Journey's arts instruction helped to improve reading, math and language skills, increase attention capabilities and introduce music engineering. As Play Masters creates and performs more music, they will continue to develop self-confidence and entrepreneurial skills, in addition to academic skills.
Our young people are active participants in their projects, including making decisions and receiving financial compensation. They learn the importance of giving back and paying it forward by participating in community service projects. This gives them a deeper understanding of life and the interconnectedness of all beings. Your contribution will help us in our mission and will get you a tax write off. Thanks for visiting us at Chocolate Journey. We wish your journey to be a pleasant, peaceful and passionate one.
Dr. Marchita Masters
John L. Evans, MBA
Tayari Howard, Broadcaster
My name is Dr. Marchita Masters; I'm a psychologist and I've worked in the field of Behavioral Health for three decades. I have observed how budget cuts have caused schools to scale back their arts programs. This is unfortunate because when young people develop their artistic talent, it can increase their self-esteem and help them excel in school. Art unleashes a passion for life. It can calm the nerves and become a strategy for self care, a means of expression, and it could possibly lead to a career.
Chocolate Journey is a 501(c)3 non-profit creative arts organization which assists young people in developing their artistic talents, entrepreneurial skills and community service interests. Chocolate Journey does this by providing young people with training to develop their artistic skills, including them in the production and marketing of their projects as well as financial compensation that comes from the sale of their projects. We also help to facilitate the completion of their chosen civic pledges. Our members will learn to express themselves with various art forms including music, publications and film.
Shalimar Jackson, B.S.