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Welcome to the James Jones Legacy Foundation
It is my pleasure to share with you our vision for the children of South Florida. My wife Destiny and I founded the James Jones Legacy Foundation believing that every child deserves a chance to succeed. Our foundation is committed to welcoming every child who enters our programs with respect, and the affirmation that he or she is special in this world and has the ability to make a difference. By building character, confidence, aspirations and most importantly hope, we begin to lay the foundation for a better future.
Having the opportunity to play basketball in the NBA has provided me the privilege to work with an extraordinary group of athletes; however, as a young man growing up in the inner city, my life was quite different than it is for me now. Peer pressure, bad choices and a lack of role models made juvenile development quite challenging. I was different; I chose to play basketball and I knew that an advanced education was my gateway to a better future. Over the years, I have encountered many young people in our community and have seen so many great kids that just needed a nudge in the right direction. Often times, young people are seeking someone to help guide and encourage them to believe in themselves. We believe that allowing young people an opportunity to experience a college setting as part of our programming has the potential to transform the lives of these children. Our program offers campus tours, leadership training, self-expression workshops, entrepreneurship, and team building; all the while creating lifelong relationships among peers and mentors.
The James Jones Legacy Foundation is building partnerships with community stakeholders to make a difference in the lives of children who are at risk of falling into the perils of today’s society.