When you meet Jelani Elliott aka DJ MENTALZ you are drawn to his infectious smile and passion for “Making a Difference For The Kulture Through Music”. He has a love for all people but is particularly interested in mentoring young, underserved youth, and young adults.
His approach is to use music as the best way to create an avenue for emotional healing for young people. “It’s OK, not to be OK”, says Mr. Elliott. He wants young people to get this message through various advocacy programs that work with the school systems and help teach practical life skills.
In the future, Jelani would like to create partnerships with trade schools, life skill programs, and create safe houses for those youth and young adults living in dangerous circumstances. Mr. Elliott believes that with “one conversation at a time” hearts and negative minds can be changed and encouraged to see positive life choices.