Who is By Jamita Brown? I'm a South Carolina native residing in Chicago, Illinois! My story of purpose began after I attended a 4 day workshop in high school that helped prepare traditionally "lower income" students for college. During this workshop, I was able to dig deep into my story and unpack childhood trauma, emotional, & physical abuse that I had faced in my lifetime. This experience was the first time that someone had positioned themselves to help me sort through my emotions. This experience ignited my drive in permeating youth spaces so that youth could feel comfort and develop skills for resiliency and positive self-image.
What makes you so sure you know what you're talking about when it comes to kids?
Glad you asked! I've dedicated my whole professional experience to youth development. I have a Master of Education in School Counseling, Bachelor of Science in Psychology and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish. I also hold a Professional School Counselor certification in South Carolina and am soon to acquire my Illinois Educator License. All of my roles at youth organizations have helped develop me into the creative educator I am now.
I strive to utilize all my previous experiences to help youth...especially youth of color experience curated spaces that make them feel safe and secure within their gifts, skills, personalities, and SKIN. I also believe that it's my duty to help youth leaders navigate in creating those same welcoming experiences for kids & to bombard any biases or ill perspective towards children of color.
By Jamita Brown is powered by The Fearfully Made Creative Collective, LLC! The Collective acts as a hub for all things that makes me, me. It also acts as the publishing house for all By Jamita Brown books! Currently The Fearfully Made Creative Collective is focusing on promoting By Jamita Brown content and will be publishing our first book: 'Lilly in the Valley' this year. We also will be offering author read alouds & youth development trainings for youth serving organizations!
Some of our training session topics are: creating empowering youth spaces, how to work with African American or Black youth, organizational structure for youth serving non-profits, and enhancing social and emotional learning environments.
Never let someone tell you that you have to limit your creativity, because you don't have to!