DURHAM, NC (WNCN) – Jabre Green Jr. is not your average 6th grader. Many know him as Jay Jay.
During the day he is a student at the School of Creative Studies in Durham. Outside the classroom, he makes music.
“Yes, Jay Jay has done a song for Durham Public Schools before when the kids returned to school,” said his father, Jabre Green Sr.
Green said the video got the state’s attention.
Recently, they asked Jay Jay to make a song and a video to help educate people about the COVID-19 vaccine for children.
So first the soon-to-be 12-year-old came into the studio to make the song.
“I would pretty much think about it in my head and then write it down on my iPad so I can therefore perform at the microphone,” Jay Jay explained.
Then he and his father recorded the video in the Durham County Public Health Department and at the In the Cut Barbershop in Chapel Hill.
The song is called Jay Jay’s Q and A.
Green said the goal of the song and video is not to force people to get the COVID-19 vaccine.
“So we just wanted to encourage the people to do research and find out what you can. Ask questions based on what you find and get answers so you can dispel all the myths,” Green said.
Since the state Department of Health posted the video on social media, father and son have said the feedback has been mostly positive.
“I feel like a king right now. Won’t lie. I’m like ‘oh my god. What should I do then,'” Jay Jay said as he smiled.
Green also said a state representative told him the White House has seen the video.