Current Outreach Missions
On October 6th of this year, Jaheim McMillan – a 15-year-old black boy – was shot in the head 8 times in front of a Family Dollar by a Mississippi police after putting his hands up in compliance. The Next Gen Come Up has since partnered with Jaheim's mother -- Katrina Mateen -- and a handful of other grassroots organizations including Building Bridges, The Hood Healers, and Free My People, to organize marches and community outreach efforts throughout Gulfport, Mississippi. The goal of these demonstrations is to demand that the officer responsible for Jaheim's death be held accountable, lend support to families that have fallen victim to police violence in the south, and demand that Family Dollar either releases the footage of Jaheim’s murder his family or risk being boycotted. Our goal is to mobilize 1,000 people, students, and civic leaders to demand Justice for Jaheim, and we are depending on you — volunteers, donors, and amplifiers — to help us execute said the goal with precision.
The Next Gen Come Up is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that encourages young people to explore activism, pursue community service, and raise awareness by creating thought-provoking works of art. Through content creation, grassroots organizing, mutual aid efforts, and educational programmatic, we strive to inspire youth to be revolutionary and use art as a tool to create social impact.
Our ultimate goal is to develop a worldwide community of like-minded leaders who can come together, express their views, and create real change in their communities.
OUR GLOBAL IMPACT MAP
The Next Gen Come Up has been organizing and contributing to social impact efforts across the United States for half a decade, but their work has also spanned to regions all over the world, including the African diaspora, Middle East, and Caribbean. Interact with the map below or visit our Overseas page to learn about the international work we've done.