Give to True Star This #GivingTuesday

Jakyla Hester is just one of the youth whose life has been transformed thanks to the hands-on work experience that True Star Media offers.

True Star is all about uplifting the youth and you can be a part of that contribution this Giving Tuesday! Instead of going for your usual food outing, consider donating to True Star to help create more jobs for underserved Chicago youth.

Jakyla Hester, a True Star participant, comes from Parkway Gardens, better known as O-Block, on Chicago’s south side bordering the Woodlawn and Washington Park neighborhoods. Hester discovered True Star through an editing workshop and continued to improve on her video production skills from there. From learning to edit videos, film content and more, True Star has been there for Hester every step of the way along her creative journey.

“In the future, I see myself running something real big. I want to get my own studio, rent it out, do photography, do videography. I want to get into music videos. I want to be all around the board,” Hester said. “I want you to see me everywhere.”

Donating to True Star today on Giving Tuesday is a great way for you to make a difference in the life of a Chicago youth. But today isn’t the only day that you can give. Lucky for you, our Unlock What’s Possible campaign will be going on through the end of the year.

Thank you for your generosity! Happy holidays!


By Cierra Lemott, Senior, Columbia College Chicago

Instagram: @cece.kodak / @kodakscamera

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Written by Cierra Lemott

I'm a professional procrastinator and my hobbies include sleeping, eating, and Netflix binging.

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