The Garygene Leon Jefferson Memorial Fund invites you to Sundays In September: Revolution through Arts, Sports and Community.


JAIA’s annual Garygene Leon Jefferson (GGLJ) Memorial Fundraising event this year is a virtual event, Sundays in September: Revolution through Arts, Sports, and Community. This event concludes this Sunday, September 27th, 2020 and will be on Zoom from 5PM to 6PM EST. The inspiration begins as Ojinika Obiekwe, PIX11’s Entertainment Anchor, facilitates a discussion about charting new paths as leaders in the community and the importance of mentorship for upcoming young leaders. We will be joined by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, Public School Teacher and City Council Candidate Rita Joseph, and Kirlyn Joseph, Attorney and Director at Quees Defenders. This JAIA fundraiser is in memory of Garygene Leon Jefferson was the first “JAIAnt” leader. He facilitated JAIA workshops for his peers from 2012 to 2014 in New York City and abroad. He was an artist, musician and motivational speaker. He died of Burkitt’s Lymphoma on September 29, 2015. His last words to his aunt, Tia Gena, Founder and Executive Director of JAIA, were, “Don’t give up on JAIA and helping the youth. And don’t forget the boys.” Join us Register or Donate here:…/sundays-in-september

Seeds for Your Soul

Join us, once a month, for our virtual Life Coaching event – Seeds for Your Soul.

Why join us? Because 1) This is a perfect time to cleanse and ground yourself body mind and spirit and 2) We will guide you in finding your focus, controlling your breathe, and practicing mindfulness.

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The JAIA TAIZE Save the Date 12/11/20

JAIA’s annual Taize event, brings each year to a close in Dec, where youth joined by adults and families, experience meditation, spoken word, forgiveness rituals, inspiring music and candlelit affirmations for the new year ahead.

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