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JJKF Philanthropy

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Philanthropy and volunteerism is about developing catalysts for community change by sharing one’s time, talents, and treasures for the betterment of others… thereby, creating a transformative experience for the giver as well as, those to whom the benevolence is directed. –Coale Rayne, Understanding the Nature of Philanthropy

    Youth Philanthropy.  The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation W.K. Kellogg Youth Philanthropy Initiative has been developed with the forethought that in order for youth development programming to be most effective, it should not only teach youth the principles of strong leadership, academic, athletic, and social skills; it must also fully embrace the dynamic role that culture, history and environment play in the developmental process of each participant.  Acknowledging all of these elements in a holistic, youth- driven approach, prepares young people to think more critically about their civic responsibilities and how they can assume responsible roles in society.


    JJK Ambassadors & Keystoners will drive all of the JJKF W.K Kellogg Foundation youth philanthropy projects and will be actively engaged and responsible for the grant governance structure (grant development, review, distribution and applicant compliance criteria) peer-to-peer trainings, community service & special events project development, implementation and volunteer recognition.


    Consequently, youth learn about the value of giving, while strengthening communication and leadership skills. They gain confidence, increased sensitivity to the needs of others, and a greater awareness of their ability to impact change.


    Join Us.  We need you to share your time, talents and treasures with the youth of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation | Giving back to the community that gave me so much. by becoming a committed member of the Jackie Joyner-Kersee Volunteer Task Force.

    Every gift you graciously share will be used to ensure that our members grow up healthy and whole. To find out more about our philanthropy and volunteerism programs, contact Shakira Nasiruddin, Director of Philanthropy & Volunteerism.

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”To provide youth, adults and families with the resources to improve their quality of life and to enhance communities worldwide, with special attention directed to East St. Louis, Illinois.”

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Why support JJKF? Because we care for kids.

Donations to JJKF help provide care to Many Kids who need strong family values and educational structure in there lives.  JJKF and its member organizations offer education and hands-on services that can improve quality of life for kids in need and their families. Your support is critical to make a difference in a child's life at our center.

Thank you for caring.

JJKF is a not-for-profit 501 (c) (3) organization. Donations are tax deductible.

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