Totally Positive Productions

Rating: 4.93 stars   15 reviews

Issues: Arts & Culture, Children & Youth

Location: 7157 S. Princeton Chicago IL 60621 USA

Mission: The mission of Totally Positive Productions (TPP) fulfills the need of providing positive “off the street” activities for youths and young adults as a deterrent to drug and gang involvement.
2012 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 4 stars  

I've been involved with Totally Positive Productions for several years now. I finally became a member in 2013. Since I began volunteering til now, the organization continues to take steps to improve its outreach to the youth and continuously focuses on its core mission. TPP aims to reach and cultivate as many youth as possible.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

Totally Positive Productions is a wonderful organization to be a part of. The organization that reaches out to the youths and young adults in the Englewood Community and abroad. TPP is educational and productive in employment job opportunity for our youths.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

8 people found this review helpful

TAJ JONES, THE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF TOTALLY POSITIVE PRODUCTIONS, HAS A PASSION FOR WORKING WITH YOUTH IN CHICAGO, AND PARTICULARLY THE ENGLEWOOD COMMUNITY. HE HAS TAUGHT THEM TO USE RAP MUSIC AND ART TO BRING FORTH POSITIVE, EDUCATIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL MESSAGES. ADDITIONALLY, MANY YOUTH AND THEIR FAMILIES' LIVES HAVE BEEN ENRICHED BY THE MANY FIELD TRIPS AND OUTINGS SPONSORED BY TOTALLY PRODUCTIONS TO CULTURAL, SOCIAL AND RECREATIONAL SITES. I KNOW THAT MANY YOUTH AND PARENTS HAVE BEEN ENLIGHTENED BY TOTALLY POSITIVE PRODUCTIONS' CRIME PREVENTION WORKSHOPS. I AM POSITIVE THAT THIS PROGRAM HAS DETERRED MANY YOUNG PEOPLE FROM ENGAGING IN CRIMINAL ACTIVITY.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've seen the results of this organization in the positive attitudes of the youth involved in the program.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

If I ran this organization, I would follow most of the procedures and guidelines set forth by the executive to provide meaningful activities for youth and their parents.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is the enthusiasm and determination of its executive director to plan positive programs, social and recreational activities to keep youth actively involved.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

The kind of staff and volunteers that I met possessed the skills and experience in working with youth.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could build a youth center staffed with experienced, educated, people with a passion for working with youth, and recruit and work with many, more children and y could reach many more youth in the Chicago.

Ways to make it better...

My experience would have been better if we had 100% parental involvement.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization is the lack of funds and 100% parental support and involvement.

One thing I'd also say is that...

One thing I'd also say is that we need more programs like Totally Positive Productions, an organization where the focus is not just to criticize and complain about negative rap art and music, but to offer solutions and ways to make both more positive.

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-7-01

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