Support the “Stay Woke, Give Back” Tour

Bring mindfulness to impacted youth and young adults across the country as part of the Stay Woke, Give Back Movement.

Private In-School Events

*The tour has gone virtual with plans to resume in-person events as soon as it’s safe to do so.

The tour is a grassroots effort to serve young adults nationwide, giving them the tools they need to claim their innate and limitless potential. The tour kicked-off in January 2020 with two in-personal events. Then, like all other events this year, we move to a virtual platform. The new venue did not change the inspiring and encouraging message from author, musician, and speaker Justin Michael Williams who hosted eleven events in 2020.The empowering message to youth that “you are enough” reached nearly 6,000 high school students during the Say Woke, Give Back Tour Day of Empowerment assemblies. Because of continued generosity, we‘re continuing to taking the tour to as many schools as possible in 2021.

Justin Michael Williams on Why “Stay Woke, Give Back” Matters

About Justin Michael Williams

Justin Michael Williams is a forthcoming Sounds True author, a speaker, and a top-20 recording artist who is using music and meditation to wake up the world. By working at the intersection of music, mindfulness, and social justice, Justin has become a pioneering millennial voice for the new healing movement.

Support the Tour

In partnership with the Sounds True Foundation, Justin will embark on a multi-city tour to bring his powerful message to inner-city high school students across the country, spreading the power of mindfulness and meditation to those who need it most — especially youth and young adults who face homophobia, sexism, racism, depression, and poverty.

$15,000 Funds a City, $8 Funds a Student

It costs approximately $15,000 per city  and $8 per student to bring Justin’s message of empowerment, hope, and action to cities across America. Help us spread justin’s work by donating today.

$15,000 Funds a City, $8 Funds a Student

Every donation, large and small makes an impact. Donate at any level and receive instant gifts from Justin Michael Williams. 

19 Tour Stops Confirmed! 63%

Help us reach our goal by funding part of the tour!      Goal: 30 Tour Stops ($600,000)

PRIVATE EVENTS FOR STUDENTS:

*The tour has gone virtual with plans to resume in-person events as soon as it is safe to do so.

Pittsburg, California is Justin’s hometown and we have partnered with the city’s only high school to do two, back-to-back assemblies serving all 3,500 high school students in the city. Pittsburg High School is committed to elevating student wellness and has increased the graduation rate by more than 30% in the last several years.

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Atlanta is on the front line for creating greater equity in education for its students, and to restore the dignity and power of the right to vote. We are currently working closely with specific community partners in Atlanta to serve their youth. Check back soon for official details on our Atlanta tour stop.

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Flint, Michigan has been in the news for its fight for the human right to clean water—thousands of people suffered lead poisoning as a result of the decision to switch the source of the city’s water. But what’s not as commonly known is the great initiatives this city has taken to elevate the well-being of their community.

Flint is the launch city for the National Mindful Cities Initiative led by the Foundation for a Mindful Society. We have partnered with the Crim Fitness Foundation (Lead agency for the Flint Mindful Cities Initiative), to co-host and sponsor the Stay Woke, Give Back tour stop in Flint. The residents of Flint are predominately African American and working class.

Over three-quarters of the student population in Oakland come from low-income families, are English-language learners, or are in the foster-care system. We are looking forward to making a major impact in the Oakland community with the Stay Woke, Give Back Tour. If you would like to help us make connections into Oakland city schools, please contact the Stay Woke Tour Production Team directly at: tour@justinmichaelwilliams.com

This new location has been added at the request of a City Sponsor. Stay tuned for more information soon!

It’s no secret that Chicago has been dealing with the crisis of police violence, inequality, and school closings. We are discussing options with partners in Chicago to deeply support their community and opportunity youth. If you would like to help us make connections into Chicago city schools, please contact the Stay Woke Tour Production Team directly at: tour@justinmichaelwilliams.com

In a city as populated and dense as New York, equity and justice for students is essential—particularly for those of color or living in poverty. We are in conversations with community partners to bring the Stay Woke, Give Back tour to New York. If you would like to help us make connections into New York area city schools, please contact the Stay Woke Tour Production Team directly at: tour@justinmichaelwilliams.com

This new location has been added at the request of a Platinum Sponsor. Stay tuned for more information soon!

This new location has been added at the request of a Platinum Sponsor. Stay tuned for more information soon!

With the nation’s largest youth incarceration system and the largest homeless population, Los Angeles is a key city for our “Give Back” initiative.

There is already great mindfulness work happening in Baltimore, serving communities impacted by poverty, racism, and violence. We are excited to support this thriving mindfulness movement with the Stay Woke, Give Back tour. Check back soon for official details on our Baltimore tour stop.

The Pittsburgh community has been in a deep state of healing since the tragic synagogue shooting at the Tree of Life. We are working closely with specific partners in the Pittsburgh community to serve in a way that truly honors the work being done by supporting local organizations and community leaders. Our mission is to bring people together. Check back soon for official details on our Pittsburgh tour stop.

The diversity in the Miami area gives us a great opportunity to work with local organizations to support the movement for building a better world. We are working with community partners to bring the Stay Woke, Give Back tour to Miami. If you would like to help us make connections into Miami area city schools, please contact the Stay Woke Tour Production Team directly at: tour@justinmichaelwilliams.com

BECOME AN OFFICIAL PARTNER

We want to work side-by-side with our partners. You will have the opportunity to work closely with Justin Michael Williams to complement the branding goals for your organization.

  • Get your brand directly in the hands of 25,000+ Gen Z and Millennials across the US
  • Live, on-stage mentions at national event(s)
  • Gain exposure to a large, aligned Sounds True audience
  • Co-branded partner mentions to 1.5M Sounds True subscribers
  • Co-branded social campaign to 450,000+ Sounds True followers
  • Acquire a whole new email database
  • Podcast campaign to hundreds of thousands of people
  • Position your organization as a leader across wellness and social justice communities
  • Promote your organization via a multi-channel marketing campaign—email, social, podcast, and speaking tour
  • Co-branded promotion across Justin Michael Williams’ site /social / email channels


Multiple partner levels available. Learn more
about becoming an official partner.

Enjoy “I am enough”

An inspiring new anthem for all of us from Justin Michael Williams.

LISTEN NOW

“You are a lighthouse. Your healing is essential to the liberation of the people. ”

JUSTIN MICHAEL WILLIAMS

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Frequently Asked Questions

Yes! The Sounds True Foundation is a 501(c)(3) organization and all contributions are tax deductible.

With a contribution of $5,000 or more, you can become an official Supporting Sponsor, which comes with many benefits, including choosing a city from our list to give your donation to. See all of our Sponsor & Partner benefits here. Any contribution of less than $5,000 will be distributed by the Sounds True Foundation to the city that needs funding most.

Yes! With a total contribution of $15,000 or more, you or your organization can become an official City Sponsor, which allows you to bring Justin and the Stay Woke Tour to the city of your choice (within the USA). You can organize a group to raise the money, or make the contribution yourself. To contact us, or to see our Sponsor & Partner deck and details, click here.

Yes, please! We need all hands on deck to support Justin and his mission to spread mindfulness to the communities that need us most. If you would like to volunteer, click here to select your city and fill out our Volunteer Registration Form.

You can come, too! Justin is doing student assemblies during the day, and community events in the evening that will be open to the public. To stay in the loop about when Justin is coming to a city near you, click here to enter your name and email address.

It costs roughly $8/student and $15,000/city to bring the Stay Woke, Give Back initiative to life. Your contribution goes toward providing free books, a private in-school or community center event, production costs, and the 40-day audio guided SMS meditation program that will be given to each student for long-term support.