Jamari Brooks is a 17 year old teenager from the Calumet Heights neighborhood on the south side of Chicago. He attended St. Dorothy Catholic school for 7 years. Jamari currently attends Mount Carmel High School and will be a sophomore in the fall. Jamari has been part of the Midtown summer program since 2010 as a 7th grade student. He strives to become a stockbroker or entrepreneur and help others build their money and start businesses.
His favorite sports are basketball and football and plays lacrosse in high school. In order to become successful, Jamari has always been told “ Always strive for your best, and always put your best foot forward, no matter what”. This year at Midtown, Jamari has done many articles ranging from interviews, show reviews, etc. In the 5th week of the journalism class, Jamari was editor of the paper. Jamari hopes that telling his experiences will help others with the things they strive to become.