Living the Example Youth Ambassadors from North County High School, put on an awareness concert for their community featuring rising pop sensation group, JAGMAC.
The Youth Ambassadors worked together to plan and promote the event throughout the school and community. They also recruited the cheerleading team of North County High School and the school’s hip hop dance team to perform. The event was a time for family and community to share with one another and enjoy a night in a safe environment.
When our 11th-grade class received funds to bring a drug awareness event to the school, we didn’t want to do the typical ‘say-no-to drugs’ message. We wanted to do something positive and uplifting that would not feel like we’re forcing them to stay away from drugs.Ms. Fulwilier, School Liason
JAGMAC infused a message of prevention and on the importance of good health, free from substance, into their energetic and dynamic performance.
Teachers and staff that supported the event were all raving about the event that was attended by 450 people.
We were glad we could inspire students to be themselves, bring awareness to the situation, and use our music as an escape for those who are struggling with it or knows someone who is struggling with it we want to be that outlet for them”Coexist Music Group
The energy, the amazing performances, and the message of prevention made for an awesome night! It was amazing to see our young people planning, leading, and executing this great event.Sergio Chavez, Program Coordinator, Mentor Foundation USA
The event was a big incentive and conclusion to a three-week campaign in which ambassadors led prevention activities such as trivia competitions during lunch, scavenger hunts, raffles and giveaways to spread awareness and promote healthy living.
The event was also featured in Captial Gazette. Find the full article here.
JAGMAC, a rising pop sensation group, consists of six siblings from Baltimore who get their group name from the first initial of each member: Jared, Angelique, Gabriel, Manjo, Alyssa, and CJ , four beat brothers and two soul sisters. They all sing, dance, choreograph and play musical instruments. There’s nothing this group can’t do. The siblings also hold black belts in Tae Kwon Do.
Since January 2015, JAGMAC has been fast on their rise, beginning with their debut music video “Existence”, followed by the release of the track that summer. In July and August of that year, they released their second music video and single “Get Your Groove Back” while embarking on a series of UK performances, including at the famed Wembley Arena. They finished the year with their third video and single, “What’s Right With Me”.
2016 and 2017 built on their growing, dedicated fan base. They supported Little Mix on their sold-out UK arena tour, wowing audiences with stunning vocals and jaw-dropping choreography. That summer saw the release of their heart-thumping track “Soldiers” which climbed to #15 on Billboard’s Hot Club Chart. Soon after, JAGMAC was invited to Promo Only Summer Sessions in Atlantic City, one of the most elite and industry-exclusive dance/club events, where they performed for A-list US radio programmers and DJs. They followed in the footsteps of Grammy Award-winning and platinum-selling artists such as Lady Gaga, BeBe Rexha, Timbaland, and Rita Ora.
Come 2018, American pop band JAGMAC was awarded Radio Disney’s “NBT” (Next Big Thing), taking America by storm and was later invited to perform at the U.S. Open. In the Fall, the group toured in their first multi-city U.S. concert bus tour with In Real Life – the winners of ABC-TV’s “Boy Band,” on their “Tonight Belongs to You Tour,” while also releasing a studio EP titled, “Right Back With You.” After concluding the tour, JAGMAC performed a sold-out homecoming show for their Baltimore fans at Rams Head Live, and six shows at Disney World’s Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Keeping the fun going, the band performed at Mix106.5’s Mistletoe Meltdown, sharing the stage with AJR and Ocean Park Standoff.
About Living the Example:
Our ‘Living the Example’ (LTE) peer-to-peer program empowers youth to speak up and out against drugs and provides them a platform to be heard. Through interactive outreach campaigns and listening to our youth, we provide the tools for them to become their own advocates for staying drug-free. The program has shown promising results in terms of shifts in attitudes towards drugs and intent to use drugs. Overall, findings from the first LTE pilot project conducted together with the George Washington University suggested that peer-to-peer substance use prevention via social media is a very promising strategy.
The program targets Seniors within selected high schools to become LTE Youth Ambassadors. Youth Ambassadors are trained in Leadership, Advocacy and augmenting existing Social Media skills to become agents of change within their school communities. During the Fall and Spring Semesters, the’ Youth Ambassadors are expected to implement a series of peer-driven schoolwide “change projects” at each school to spread facts about drugs and promote healthy life choices. The change projects are stipend-supported by Mentor Foundation USA.
Read more about our Living the Example Program here.