The Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston Hall of Fame celebrates a tradition of positive influence and impact across the communities of Boston and Chelsea. Inductees are individuals who have gone on to make important contributions in their field, are role models of exemplary service to their community, and continue to have a positive impact on their Club.
Get to Know Javon:
Javon Martin, a Dorchester-native born to Jamaican parents, started his involvement at the Berkshire Partners Blue Hill Boys & Girls Club at the age of 11 back in 2006. While there, he was instantly drawn to the music room where he bonded with Rick Aggeler, former Music Room Director, who encouraged Javon’s passion for music and taught him how to play the drums. Javon eventually picked up the mic that he would become the artist known as “Yung Fresh.” During his time at the Club, Javon recorded three mix tapes, two albums, and, and has performed at Gillette Stadium and TD Garden.
After performing at the Converse Global Summit, Javon connected with CMO Geoff Cotrill who learned about Javon’s 5-year goals which included getting to the Grammys in 2014. A week later, Geoff, also a member of the Grammy board, called Javon and told him to prepare for Los Angeles as he had just been invited to the 56th Grammy Awards. Unbeknown to him, this experience was the spark for Javon’s interest in his future career path.
After graduating from Northeastern University, Javon secured a role at Converse where he is currently an Associate Global Product Merchandiser. Eager to empower the youth in his community, Javon reached out to Rick to learn more about how he could give back to the Boys & Girls Club in an impactful way. Javon joined the Mattapan Teen Center Advisory Board and went on to become the youngest member to hold Chair of the Advisory Board in 2021.