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Igniting Pride in Her Community
Growing up a proud Chicagoan, Raven Smith, 21, was dismayed by her hometown’s reputation as a violent city. So, at the age of 16, Smith decided to alter the perception of her city by starting Straight From the GO.... Click to Read Full Article
Sweet Home, Mizzou
Raven Smith, Mizzou sophomore, is working hard to dispel negative stereotypes about her hometown of Chicago. Smith is the Founder and CEO of a clothing line, turned movement, “Straight from the Go”. The name of the line is a way to instill pride in being...
Soul of her Sole – Hosted by True Star Magazine
Sneakerhead and Entrepreneur Raven Smith talks fashion and sneakers with True Star Magazine gives us her take on her Soul of her Sole.
Straight From the Go founder takes her message to Mizzou
When Raven Smith was a freshman at Morgan Park High School in Chicago, she liked going to football games. Then one day the sound of gunshots rang out into the crowd. “It was just a stampede. People were getting hurt because they were getting run over,” she says....
Raven Smith receives Norman Bobins Leadership Award
Raven becomes the youngest recipient of The Private Bank Norman Leadership Award at the 23rd Annual Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards presents by the Local Support Corporation (LISC) Raven Smith wanted to cast Chicago in a positive light. She wanted those living...
Straight From The GO Meet & Greet / Raven
Changing the negative stigmata of Chicago Violence, one shirt at a time
Raven’s Featured in Chicago inno’s 14 Illinois Teen Entrepreneurs To Watch
Raven Smith, Straight from the Go Age: 18 School: University of Missouri-Columbia (incoming freshman and recent grad of Morgan Park High School)Smith hopes to create a new image for Chicago through her apparel startup. She designed a line of t-shirts that feature the...
Raven Smith at We Day 2016
Straight from the Go Founder Raven Smith talks about changing the image of Chicago and delivers a dynamic speech at We Day 2016.
Raven Smith Featured in Tru Star Magazine
Read the latest article featuring Straight from the Go Founder Raven Smith in Tru Star Magazine
Raven Smith Sits Down With WVON’s Perri Smalls (Audio)
Raven Smith, the 18 year founder of the Straight From The GO movement and T-shirt line sits down with WVON and tells us what Stragiht from the Go is all about.
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17 year old Raven Smith says has witnesses violence but doesn’t want the city to be defined by it, so she decided to do something about it.
Straight From The Go Campaign Produces PeaceFest, City Resolution (DNAINFO)
Named for the T-shirt campaign started by senior Raven Smith, Straight from the Go PeaceFest will begin with a short film that features interviews with students and police officers.
“We are trying to bring together unlikely allies to release peace in the communities,”
Teen sends powerful message at youth career expo with special T-shirt (Austin Talks)
Cook County Board Commissioner Richard Boykin’s second annual Youth Career Expo saw a large turn-out Saturday as over 300 teens arrived throughout the morning to apply for jobs and internships. Over 30 vendors participated in the event, but one table in particular...
Goodbye, ‘Chiraq’: City Teens Want To Make ‘The Go’ Happen (DNAinfo)
Chicago is commonly known as Chi-Town, The Chi and lately Chi-Raq. But Raven Smith said she and her friends at Morgan Park High School prefer the nickname The Go.
Teen Hopes To Rebrand Chicago’s Negative Image With ‘Straight From The Go’ T-Shirt Line (Chicagoist)
Chicago 17-year-old Raven Smith wants people to be proud to say they’re “Straight from the Go.” In an effort to combat the negative and violent connotation behind the label Chi-raq, Smith launched a brand that looks to associate Chicago with something more positive.
Straight From the Go on the Bill and Wendy show (Audio)
Check Out Raven and Rainy Smith and their interview with WGN’s Bill and Wendy to discuss the Straight from the Go Clothing line and anti-violance message