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In her junior year of high school Nicole Javanna Johnson established Javanna Productions a non-profit 501c3 organization that presents a yearly effort entitled M.O.V.E. (Motivation Opportunity Vision Entertainment). In this effort, members are given the resources, encouragement and platforms needed to creatively raise funds and awareness for social issues and causes. Through M.O.V.E Practical Learning curriculums and artistic production activities, members of all ages participate in civics, artistry and community service in after school, summer programming and week-long traveling intensives year round.

 

This 7 pillar non-profit organization began because of Nicole's relationship with her younger brother, Grant Johnson. Grant Johnson falls on the Autism spectrum and has developed a relationship with Nicole that has truly inspired her community service. At 15 years old Nicole moved to NYC from her hometown of Miramar, FL to attend the Professional Performing Arts High School in midtown. Her family did not move with her, but she maintained daily contact with them as she lived with different guardians in the city. Two years into her NY experience, Nicole began to reconsider her move, thinking often about how she wasn't at home to be with Grant. Learning more about Autism while she was in NY, Nicole connected with the Autism Speaks headquarters in NYC and recruited her friends to begin donating to the research center. That fall, family members from Florida were invited to a choreography showcase and fundraiser entitled M.O.V.E. For Autism where Nicole and her friends informed the audience about the social cause, how to help community members with Autism and how to donate to advocacy and service organizations that are helping Autistic people. M.O.V.E. For Autism premiered on the Professional Performing Arts School MainStage in 2009 and was the first of many M.O.V.E. showcases in which Nicole provided artists with the resources needed to create socially responsible artistic pieces that raise funds and awareness for social causes. Soon after, Nicole developed the M.O.V.E. curriculum which encourages MOVERS of all artistic disciplines to research and think critically about a social issue or cause in an effort to create a corresponding piece or program that educates and provokes the minds of people in their communities. 

 

 

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