Jaivon Martin, native of Queens, New York was born on November 30, 1982. I Attended PS155Q, MS226Q, August Martin HS & Graduated from John Adam HS Jan 2001. I was employed by south ozone park beacon @ MS226Q from 1996-2005 (part time) as a youth Counselor, senior Counselor, & Recreational Specialist. From June 2005 to June 2008. I worked for the New York City Police Dept. School Safety Division as a School Safety Agent and I was assigned to every school I attended as a child/teen. I begin my career with The New York City Dept. Of Corrections as a correction officer in June 2008 assigned to facility Robert N. Davoren Center, which iscurrently my parent command. I worked closely with the adolescent population hosting basketball leagues, rap & poetry slam contests, and held group sessions touching on various topics. I was assigned to the IID (Institute for inner-development) Program, the Main School Security, and TheAdolescent Response Team (A.R.T). Other areas I had the privilege to work temporarily outside of my parent command for DOC was The Recruitment Unit, The Education & youth Advocacy Unit, The Fire Safety Unit, & I’m currently assigned to The Construction Management unit.
I Jaivon Martin Started coaching at the young age of 13 for the program I’m now the President of. "Almighty Force (a basketball organization created by my father and uncle in June of 1991 to give the youth of our community something positive to do). Almighty force service children, adolescents, and adults daily by hosting a series of basketball leagues/tournaments, clinics, and practices. We’ve coordinated and hosted major community events involving health awareness, ‘back to school’ drives, coat drives, feed the community functions, etc. Growing up being a part of The Almighty Force organization, Ialways envisioned it becoming bigger than just a Basketball program. Although we’ve become a respectable AAU basketball program and we’re mentioned amongst the most respectable organizations and leagues in New York City. I wanted to offer young people more than just a sport. I created a Youth Development & Mentoring program for boys (ages 8 – 17) that will teach life lessons and skill building using art, music and sports along with awareness workshops in hopes of helping to mold young people into our future leaders. I aspire to keep kids off the streets and to gain and keep their attention through positive outlets. As of May 2020, I begin a Monthly series of contest on social media for kids/teens, offering prizes/incentives to young people that participates. Another way to teach life lessons, make them aware of the support they have, & to show them how to use the social media platform to campaign and bring awareness to their talents.
Aside from my career with NYDOC and my Youth Program I’m also currently involved in the music industry as a writer & an executive producer for Rap & R&B artists. In my younger years I recorded music and showcased my talents on many platforms. Although overtime my interests shifted towards coaching and inspiring young people, from time to time for recreational purposes I can still write & recite a few bars. You can visit my music page at imsohoodent.com