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Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation

  • Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation
  • 1760 Peachtree Street NE
  • Atlanta, GA 30309
  • (404) 681-3211
  • 1992

Program Description

We're building the foundation for today's youth of color to become tomorrow's leaders. Our signature program, the MJYF Leadership Academy , engages metro Atlanta's public high school students of color in two years of intensive training in the skills and principles of leadership, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, communication, and community service. We additionally guide our scholar leaders to ensure they not only graduate high school on time, they also matriculate to the college of their choice well-prepared to succeed.

Services Provided

  • Academic enrichment/tutoring/study skills
  • Career exploration and counseling/internships
  • College admissions guidance and counseling
  • College fairs/campus visits
  • College transition and retention support
  • Community service/service hours
  • Financial aid advising/FAFSA completion
  • Leadership development
  • Mentoring
  • SAT/ACT and other test preparation
  • Scholarships and last-dollar grants

Demographics

Race & Ethnicity

  • Asian or Pacific Islander: 2%
  • Hispanic/Latino: 8%
  • African American: 90%

Education Level and
Number of Students

  • High School: 32
  • Middle School: 0
  • Elementary School: 0
  • Post-secondary: 0
  • Non-traditional: 0

Populations Served

  • Academically High-performing

First-Generation

  • Between 50% and 75%

Representative
Colleges Attended
by Alumni

  • Brown University (1)
  • Emory University (2)
  • George Washington University (5)
  • Georgetown University (1)
  • Georgia Institute of Technology-Main Campus (2)
  • Georgia State University (6)
  • Howard University (2)
  • University of Georgia (4)

Matriculation & Completion

  • 4-yr College Matriculation: 100%
  • 4-yr College Graduation: 75%