Detroit, October 4th, 2011: Detroit, Michigan. A city with an intense history and deep culture has been hit with the worst recession since 1958, causing unemployment rates to skyrocket to an all-time high of 44% in the last two years. Despite the grim pictures painted of a beautiful city, Detroit has produced thousands of hidden gems that possess remarkable talent. One man has not lost hope in the future of so many small businesses in the city and has decided to support those hidden gems in an online and offline format and bring them to the forefront.
Founder & President of Forget The Sky Enterprises, LLC, Jacob Rayford Jr. has committed to building a network that will collectively uplift urban communities in various cities. With growing staple in the social networking realm, the company’s website RepYourCity.com is poised to be leading contributions to give back to various communities through a 5 point system that each endeavor embarks: Community, Talent, Business, Youth and Opportunity.
Born and raised in Detroit and a recipient of the prestigious Spirit of Detroit Award, Jacob has a passion for the community. Product of the Detroit Public School system and currently attending Full Sail University Online for Entertainment Business B.S., he is steadily making way to being among Detroit’s elite young movers and shakers. His passion to embark on Detroit’s growing film, music and fashion industries will certainly ignite a positive change in the city’s morale and shine a positive light on the future for our next generation, a foundation that will be duplicated across the world.
RepYourCity.com is unique in its ability to promote community interest in online and offline activities using social media. Launching November 2011, this Web 2.0 website will allow users the ability to bring in POSITIVE news from various online resources (social news aggregation) thus sharing this information with interested parties around the world. Users will have the ability “rep” up or down articles, blogs, pictures, videos and more. City Ambassadors will have the duty of keeping local news relevant and new while empowering local organizations, local businesses, independent talent and youth. Essentially, our goal is to empower users to REP IT, DO IT, USE IT.
Rayford recently stated, “Once again, local businesses, that were strongholds of our communities in the past, will be the rebirth of a new day.” He continued, “Each event that we host will give a percentage of its profits to a non-profit organization chosen by the members of the host city. This is truly a site and movement for the people by the people”.
Forget The Sky Enterprises, LLC whose motto is “Forget the sky…there is no limit” has provided detailed information on their website, www.REPYOURCITY.com. Social media junkies and bloggers can also join Rep Your City on Facebook and Twitter and check out the NEW Intro for RepYourCity.com on YouTube, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKdOURsgaeE . Media outlets interested in scheduling an interview with Jacob Rayford, please send an email to Jacob@repyourcity.com .
About Forget The Sky Enterprises, LLC
FTSE (formed 2008 in PA) is operated by Jacob Rayford Jr. and VP Robert Q. Jackson, both born and raised in the city of Detroit, MI where it is currently headquartered. The mission of FTSE is to utilized online resources for offline impact within our communities, business, talent and youth. Its first endeavor RepYourCity.com, is currently seeking sponsors and investors to embark on this prime opportunity building its foundation in Detroit, MI with plans to grow nationally. RepYourCity has already been heavily involved in the community volunteering, hosting youth roundtables, sponsoring positive community events and vast networking.