New Project for Project Dreams


Ashton is Progressing with his Rendition of Dr. Kings Speech


Ashton Young

Ashton Young, son of Antonio and Cherylyn Young recite a powerful representation of Dr. M.L. King Jr."s "I Have a Dream Speech."


It's that time again Project Dreams is bring you part ll of the Conversation Pieces: The Power of Short Talks conferences. Please come out and bring the youth to help us find real solution to reaching dreams and empowering our youth. Our speaker for the event will be Janice L. Mathis legal advisor to Rainbow Push Coalition. We have lots of entertainment...pass it on! Photo compliments of Black Heritage Artwork on Facebook


Macon is in for a treat! We have new talent to share with you!
The Johnston Kids will perform on July 15, 2012 at the Douglass Theatre please support them as they embark on their journey into their music career.
Those Johnston Kids Invitation

July 2, 2012
Greetings Friends:
On Saturday, July 15, 2012 at 6:00PM, The Johnston Kids, Aris and Artis Johnston will present their very first concert, along with a few other special guests.  The program will take place at the famous Douglass Theatre at 355 Martin Luther King Blvd, Macon Ga 31201.  
The purpose of this very special occasion and fundraiser is to assist Aris and Artis in the production of their first CD.  Under the direction of Mrs. Tami LaTrell, a multi-platinum songwriter/singer, they will collaborate on the production of four singles.  Mrs. LaTrell has written for and collaborated with numerous famous producers, songwriters, and singers, such as Whitney Houston, Toni Braxton, Gerald Levert, Usher, Sean Puffy Combs, Jay Z, SWV and many others.  Mrs. LaTrell’s commitment to this project helps to verify that Aris and Artis have a talent worth sharing, and that, more importantly, Our Lord is providing a light from which His glory can shine.  
There is free Admission to this event.  Donations are appreciated.  
If you would like to make a donation, or serve as a sponsor of $25.00 and up, please feel free to contact Artis (757) 635-7845, Marlene (757) 635-7073 or mypraisesgroup@aol.com before or after July 15, 2012.  Checks should be made payable to Those Johnston Kids.
We are extremely grateful to be in this place at this time, as we take a leap of faith towards such an exciting opportunity.  We pray God’s continued blessings on you and your family and we are humbled and thankful for your prayers, your loving thoughts and your support of Aris and Artis.  It is our fervent prayer that they will continue to use their talents to glorify Our Lord and Savior.
We thank you in advance and look forward to seeing you at the concert.
Artis and Marlene Johnston

Aris Benay Johnston - 11 years old - truly enjoys exploring her artistic gifts and talents: vocalist, songwriter, musician, dancer, artist, writer, athlete, and honor roll student. Aris has written (20 songs) and recorded 5 singles (along with her brother). Aris takes pleasure in discovering the depth of her inner self and she welcomes all challenges before her as she grows into what God has called her to do.
*Attend an Ivy League college
*Help the poor

* 2012 - First CD under the direction of a multi-platinum songwriter.  
*2012 – 1st Runner-Up, Pre-Teen Division. Awarded Miss Photogenic, of the Miss Peninsula Outstanding Teen & Pre-Teen Pageant
* 2012 – 1st Place Phoebus Combined Schools Talent Competition, Hampton Va.
* 2011 - Opening Performer with her brother for Grammy Award winners Chrisette Michelle, and Bettye LaVette.  
* 2011 - Performed for Grammy Award Winner, Nicole C. Mullen

Hobbies*Writing songs; *Singing; *Writing stories;*Learning to Cook;*Creating abstract art;*Playing family games


*Praise Dancer; *Church Choir * Basketball
At 8 years of age, youngest voice student accepted at the Academy for the Arts, and told by her voice teacher, “…there is nothing that I can teach her.”

Artis Bernard Johnston, Jr. - 10 years old - Natural energy, charm and enthusiasm are hallmark characteristics of this young man.  An Honor Roll Student, he expresses genius abilities through composing, musicianship, writing, oratory, dancing, songs, stories, singing and oratory.  Designed by God to help people in need, he strongly desires to help the people of Haiti.  At 8 yrs of age, Artis wrote O Haiti, a beautiful and uplifting song dedicated to the victims of the Haiti earthquake.  He will be a blessing to countless others in the years to come.
*To join the Disney Channel or Nickelodeon Team
*To succeed in all his academics (He is a perennial Honor Roll Student)
*To attend an Ivy League college
*To master as many musical instruments as he can

* 2012 – 1st Place Phoebus Combined Schools Talent Contest, Hampton Va.
*2012 – Awarded Best Musician Phoebus Combined Schools, Hampton Va.  
* 2011 - Wrote Oh, Haiti - a beautiful dedication song to the victims of Haiti Earthquake

Hobbies * Creating music;* Making people laugh;*Dancing;*Playing family games;*Baseball, Basketball, Soccer, Skateboarding, Skating, Bowling; Swimming

Activities * Recreation Sports; *Young Voices Church Choir;*Praise Dancer

7 yrs old memorizes and delivers a sterling rendition of Obama‘s This Is Our Moment Speech


Mercer University's Service Scholars Reading Adventures Day 2012


Rhonda Green-Barnes Director of Wesleyan College Community Engagement Center

Rhonda is giving a presentation on "Finding Your Purpose"