Just As I Am YOUth Empowerment
JAIA Just As I AM YOUth Empowerment, is a personal and spiritual development leadership program serving youth and young adults ages 13-24. JAIA YOUth was founded in 2010, by Gena C. Jefferson, a Licensed Clinical Social Worker, Educator and ordained Interfaith Minister with more than 20 years of experience working with youth and families.
Our mission: To empower youth/young adults towards self-mastery and leadership through use of Universal Life Principles and Mindfulness techniques, for the purpose of encouraging mental health & promoting positive youth development.
Our vision: To create national and global youth empowerment training programs, based on the teaching of Universal Life Principles that are for, led by and sustained by, youth and young adults