JJSJF is a faith-based, non-denominational foundation committed to building communities through the concept of ‘The Power of One’. You can create a powerful positive ripple for the underrepresented youth—the future of our global community.
Our vision is to create a group of focused, empowered youth who make a positive difference as individuals in their families and communities. As servant leaders, we teach the gifts of giving, and the life-changing connections we develop when we collaborate as a family and community.
Our Faithful Founders
JeJuan and her late husband, Rev. John C. Steward Jr., founded JJSJF in ADD YEAR. With the goal of positively contributing to the lives of Gwinnett County youth and their families as a whole. They leverage the Power of One, to improve both access and opportunity:
- The power of one adult to change the life of under-served youth.
- The power of one inspired youth rising to the occasion and creating a positive ripple effect.
- The power of one word of encouragement, one day of service, and one minute of love to effect positive lasting change.
Enriching The Lives Of Our Youth Through Meaningful Channels
Family enrichment is JeJuan’s top priorities. By empowering both the students she serves, and their entire family unit, she plays a vital role in developing the next generation of unstoppable community leaders.
Working together in a community, as a community who is accountable for your neighbor—collaborative, rapid, and far-reaching solutions are born.
Our youth are our future, and there is nowhere better to invest your time and attention!
JeJuan’s Humble Service
JeJuan has lived and served in Gwinnett County for over 24 years. She is a dedicated parent of four, as well as a grandmother of four. A graduate of Emory University’s PA-Anesthetist, and a respected community leader.
With her late husband, JeJuan founded the Gwinnett NAACP Youth Council in 2004. During her 6 years as the council’s lead advisor, she developed the innovative programming and community collaborations that serve as the foundation for her youth and family enrichment.
Her community outreach includes:
- EAGLE 7 designs programs and develops conferences/seminars to meet the needs of our constituents. Engaging diversity among community groups and supporting local grassroots organizations with specific needs is our specialty.
- Civic Engagement • 1994 – 2004 Founder SALT Sisters Abiding in Love & Truth
- (Christian Women Community Outreach)
- 1995 – 2010 Community Service
- (PTA board for Shiloh Elem, Shiloh Middle, Shiloh H.S.)
- 2004 – 2011 Gwinnett NAACP Secretary
- Gwinnett NAACP Youth Council Advisor & Co-Founder
- 2011 – Metro Atlanta United Way VIP
- 2012 – 2013 GNLI Gwinnett Neighborhood Leadership Institute
To learn more about JJSJF, the communities we serve, or how you can get involved, reach out to us today!