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About Us

The Youth Empowerment Services of Jacksonville, Inc. (YES JAX) was founded in 2011 on the premise to recognize the need to support and nurture the spiritual, social, educational, and recreational aspects important to youth.  YES JAX is a community outreach and prevention services program dedicated to faith in Christ, academic, social, and moral development.


To transform communities by developing youths, teens and young adults into successful and responsible adults.


Core Values

The mission of Youth Empowerment Services of Jacksonville (YESJAX) is to empower and support the youth in our community through character development, goal attainment, and mentorship.

At YESJAX, we believe that all young individuals have the potential to succeed and make a positive impact in their lives and in society. Our organization is dedicated to providing the necessary tools, resources, and guidance to help youth reach their full potential and achieve their goals.

Character development is at the core of our approach. We strive to instill in our youth the values of integrity, respect, responsibility, and compassion. Through our programs and activities, we aim to foster the growth of strong character traits that will serve as a foundation for their personal and professional success.

We understand that setting and achieving goals is vital for personal growth and fulfillment. Therefore, we provide a supportive and nurturing environment where young individuals can identify their aspirations and work towards accomplishing them. Our team of dedicated mentors and volunteers are committed to guiding and encouraging the youth as they navigate their journey towards success.

Mentorship is a key component of our organization. We believe that positive role models can make a significant difference in the lives of young individuals. Our mentors offer guidance, support, and inspiration, serving as a source of encouragement and empowerment. Through one-on-one mentoring relationships, we aim to cultivate the skills, confidence, and resilience necessary for our youth to overcome challenges and reach their dreams.

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We believe in treating every young person with respect, regardless of their background, abilities, or circumstances. We foster an inclusive environment where everyone feels valued and heard.


We uphold the highest standards of integrity in all aspects of our work. We are transparent, honest, and accountable for our actions. We strive to be a trusted and reliable resource for the youth we serve.


We recognize the importance of empathy in understanding and addressing the unique challenges faced by young people. We listen with compassion and seek to provide support and guidance that is tailored to their individual needs


We believe in empowering young people to take charge of their own lives and futures. We provide them with the tools, resources, and opportunities they need to develop their skills, build self-confidence, and make positive choices.

Diversity and Inclusion

 We embrace and celebrate the diversity of our community. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive environment that respects and values the differences among us. We believe that diversity enriches our programs and strengthens our collective impact.


 We are committed to excellence in everything we do. We continuously strive to improve our services, programs, and resources to ensure that they meet the evolving needs of the youth we serve. We set high standards and hold ourselves accountable to delivering quality outcomes.


We believe that collaboration is key to achieving meaningful and lasting change. We actively engage with community partners, volunteers, and stakeholders to create a network of support for the youth in our programs.

These core values serve as the foundation for everything we do at Youth Empowerment Services of Jacksonville. They guide our decision-making, shape our programs, and inspire us to make a lasting difference in the lives of the youth we serve. With these values as our compass, we are committed to empowering young individuals to become resilient, confident, and successful members of our community.

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