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JSD Foundation

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy
  • Race & Ethnicity

Location

2675 River Ridge DriveJackson, MS 39216 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The major initiative of the Foundation is the Ambassadors of the Evers Academy for African American Males (A-TEAAM) mentorship, character and leadership development program. The A-TEAAM inspires young males of color in middle school and beyond to honor the life and live the legacy of Medgar Evers as they interact with a "village" of role models and mentors. This 'village’ of mentors provides support and one-on-one guidance utilizing a meaningful curriculum to empower these young men as they matriculate through middle school. The purpose of the A-TEAAM movement is to improve the quality of life for young men by equipping them with the necessary skills, knowledge and support provided by caring mentors. The objective of the A-TEAAM is to assist the young males (called Ambassadors in the program) in making internal changes with an outcome of increased positive self-esteem and overall improvement in the way they view the world.

Description

The Juanita Sims Doty Foundation, Inc. (JSD Foundation), designated as a charity organization by the Mississippi Secretary of State in October 2010, is exclusively for charitable and educational purposes. The Foundation has also been designated as a public charity with a 501c3 nonprofit status and is dedicated to improving individual lives through community engagement and outreach.

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