Our Story

The Emanuel Jackson Sr. Project is a nonprofit, 501(c)(3) organization with a mission to build and empower our future leaders. The organization was founded in 2016 by Emanuel “Dupree” Jackson, Jr. Dupree’s desire to make a difference in his community inspired him to create an organization that gave power back to the youth. He dedicated the organization to his late father and honored him by naming the organization after him. The EJS’s Project mission is rooted in our desire to see every teen succeed, regardless of their zip code. Coming from the very same vulnerable footprint of Delray Beach, Dupree pushed past all the obstacles life brought forth to achieve his goals. At the EJS Project we believe if we focus on our youth’s strengths and power this helps them write their own narrative. We believe our teen's deserve equity of opportunity and that strong supportive relationships promote change in individuals, organizations and systems. The EJS Project acknowledges racial discrimination and the barriers it has created in communities of color. We are dedicated to teaching truth, challenging systems, and fighting for its youth’s access to opportunity. It is our aim to surround our youth with as many positive and forward thinking adults as possible.

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