Who we are
GoBelieveCulture.org is a non-profit organization that was founded in 2012 by Aaron Pleasant and Kahlil Jackson. Their mission is to aid in providing equal opportunity education for disadvantaged students and teens, using the technology, music, and apparel that appeal to the youth of today to empower and inspire. Our Philadelphia schools year after year struggle to provide proficient education to their overwhelming amount of at risk students and only approximately 63% of students graduate from the 12th grade.
Khalil and Aaron, two childhood friends who were both raised in one of the North Philadelphia Projects are far too familiar with some of the struggles that the youth in the community face daily, especially academically.
Since starting GoBelieve, the company has grown into three branches, GoEducation, GoApparel and GoEntertainment, each branch works together to create a culture that has become known throughout the Greater Philadelphia region for boosting the college retention rate through their stage play "Karma 101." The play has toured dozens of colleges, universities, and high schools, impacting the lives of countless students. GoBelieve has since been featured on television networks such as NBC and ABC and was featured in The Philadelphia Inquirer for "Karma 101". Students who participate in the program feel “seen” and inspired and the production is often praised for its realistic portrayal of college life. "Karma 101" was also presented with the Multicultural Program of the Year Award from Penn State.
Currently Karma is in production of its Web-series to continue the good work fighting against even the new challenges presented with online education, lack of resources due to COVID-19, and “the new normal”.
board of directors
Kahlil "Mrresiduals" jackson
Chief Executive Officer
Kahlil "MrResiduals" Jackson has never settled for what just fell in his lap. He seems to always go for what others say is "impossible." He wasn't meant to succeed; because of his environment he was supposed to be failure or dead by 21 years old. But he has always been great at observing the right tactics to a situation even while growing up in Philadelphia projects. MrResiduals is born entrepreneur specializing in business and personal development.
Through culture building, MrResiduals believes in understanding the importance if building a strong mental attitude. It is through understandings that we can build safe and flourishing environments for both our families and businesses. Living up to his name he has built residuals though achievements, relationships, income, and lifestyles, not just personally but for other individuals.
Aaron "Gobbana" Pleasant
Chief Executive Officer
Hailing from the streets of North Philadelphia, Aaron "Gobbana" Pleasant is Recording Artist, Model and Actor, as well as director-writer of "Karma 101," the touring college based stage play. Gobbana started his career in the music industry as a radio host before becoming an artist.
Gobbana is known to "Rip the Runway", modeling during fashion week in multiple cities. He has toured internationally with his music, appeared on television in over five countries, has opened up for Migos and K Camp in Atlanta, GA. During his stop in Jamaica, Gobbana connected with fans at Montego Bay High School, motivating them to pursue their dreams.