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Meet Jakira Kellogg

Jakira Kellogg is a spoken-word artist who hails from Poughkeepsie, New York. Her passion for spoken word poetry is evident in her works, which aim to inspire and create an impact in the lives of those around her. Jakira believes that everyone has a unique purpose, and working together can make the world a better place.

Jakira's spoken word poetry has been published in Mercy College's Red Hyacinth Journal, which is a highly regarded publication in literary circles. Her poems "Chronicles of a Convicted Felon" and "Life's Menstrual Cycles" evince her ability to evoke introspection and self-discovery in readers.

Since 2023, Jakira has been invited to perform at numerous events showcasing her poetic talents. These events include the Arts of Westchester, Black Excellence Gala, Chandler Moore's "Writing My African American Invention ABC's" book release party, Hudson Valley Re-Entry Program's "Youth Lives Matter" rally, Nefeteria Squire-Dancey's "Tenesade" book release party, Oakwood Family School, Poetry Me, Please, POUGHetry Fest, Victory Tabernacle of Deliverance, Voices in Power, and Women's Empire. Her performances have been met with enthusiastic applause and critical acclaim, making her a sought-after spoken word artist.

Jakira's passion for spoken word matches her deep commitment to education. She is the founder of J.A.K. (Just Accommodating Kids), which provides a comprehensive academic program that includes learning letters, numbers, colors, and shapes while promoting positive mental health through affirmations and mindfulness. J.A.K. was inspired by the challenges that families faced during the pandemic in accessing resources for their children's education. With over seven years of experience working with Pre-K and special needs students at Family Services of Westchester, Jakira created J.A.K. as a supportive system for her community. She believes that every child deserves the opportunity to reach their full potential, and she is determined to use her knowledge and skills to help young people succeed.

Jakira's commitment to education and creative expression has led her to apply to become the poet laureate of Westchester. If selected, she plans to guide students on a journey of self-exploration and creative expression through poetry. Jakira believes poetry is a powerful tool for self-discovery, and she is eager to share this with young people in her community.

Jakira's faith in God is central to her life, and she is committed to living her life following His will. She believes that her spoken word poetry is a gift from God and uses it to inspire and uplift those around her.

Jakira's ambitions extend beyond her spoken word poetry and education. She plans to establish her museum to showcase her journey in life and create an anthology that can be used as part of the curriculum for mental health in colleges and high schools. Her anthology will serve as a source of inspiration and encouragement for young people struggling with mental health issues. Jakira also wishes to create a coaching course under J.A.K. to support and empower parents as they guide their children through their academic journey. She believes parents play a crucial role in their children's education and wants to offer them the tools and resources they need to help their children succeed.

In summary, Jakira Kellogg is a multi-talented spoken-word artist, educator, and advocate for mental health. Her spoken word poetry is deeply personal and inspiring and has been recognized in prestigious publications. Jakira's commitment to education and creative expression is admirable, and her faith in God drives her to inspire and uplift those around her. Jakira's future plans are ambitious, but her dedication to helping young people succeed through education and mental health advocacy is unwavering.



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