In this episode, I talk to Jahmal Cole. He is the founder of My Block, My Hood, My City. It is a vessel to introduce Chicagoans to places in their City they've never seen or experienced.
Every week they take a group of interested teenagers on a City-wide exploration, visiting hidden gem businesses, artful intersections, and exposing them to more of Chicago, not just a few blocks.
By taking teenagers outside of their comfort zones, but right next door in their own city, they can see what Chicago has to offer, and experience a different perspective that will awaken ownership and pride in them.
Jahmal is a published author of three books and currently working on the fourth. This brother is inspirational in so many ways and you’re going to be blown away by his story.
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