Jay-Juan Shakur Jones, a native of Chicago, Illinois and currently a student at Howard University, majoring in Communications with a concentration in Journalism, is a millennial who has one overwhelming desire—he wants to change the world. He feels the only way that this can be done is by and through strategic evangelistic community building. He has said; “community never excludes diversity, it celebrates it and one can never know their true capacity without the sustained context of community”. Thus, it is with those views in mind that The Millennial Discourse was birthed.
To date, Jay-Juan has served in many distinct ways, both spiritually and secularly. He has volunteered to serve veterans through the National Honors Society (NHS), he led a youth ministry at his family church for 3 years. Also, while in high school, he wrote, directed and produced two full-length stage plays (Suddenly in Love & Mixed Company) examining society’s views on such issues as interracial relationship, socio-economic disparities and love, as he has observed such. Most pronounced is his great love for reading and writing, having had two of his essays published and shared throughout his high school’s community. He is not stopping until he has aided in changing lives around this world.
“Unity is not conformity, it is a celebration of difference.”
What People Say
The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.Walt Disney
It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.J. K. Rowling
Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.Dr. Seuss