As part of singer/songwriter/master storyteller Jim Avett‘s collaboration with JAMinc, he spent time before his evening performance visiting two Richmond schools – Maggie Walker Govenor’s School and Douglas Freeman High School.

Photo by: Andy Garrigue

During his time with the students, Jim shared his stories and songs, and offered them encouragement rooted in reality. He “encouraged them to be the best they can be,” not only in music, but also in life. This “just do your best” theme is pervasive in any music from the Avett family, indicating a firm belief that each of us has a purpose in life, and doing our best is always enough to make an impact.