Chicago's Very Own

By FSM Communication

 Jeff McCarter on Chicago's Very Own

Jeff McCarter on Chicago's Very Own

WGN News has recognized Jeff McCarter, FSM’s Founder and Executive Director, as Chicago’s Very Own. In the feature profile, which ran last Friday night, WGN Anchor Micah Materre told the story of Jeff’s transition from media professional to youth media advocate – fighting to create access and opportunity for under­ resourced youth in Chicago. In the piece, Kim Foxx, FSM's Board Vice President says, “I think what Free Spirit does so quietly, yet beautifully, is to get kids to be critical thinkers about their own situations and tell their stories." FSM student, Rosie Martin, describes Jeff like this, “If you could bundle up kindness, love, happiness, and support in one ball, and just throw it up in the air, and fireworks come out, that would be Jeff.”