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The mission of the Maynard Jackson Youth Foundation is to build the foundation for youth today to become leaders of tomorrow. Through the signature program, the Leadership Academy, metropolitan Atlanta high school students learn the skills and principles of leadership, critical thinking, entrepreneurship, community service, and how to prepare for their continued education and careers.
The 21st Leadership Academy class is currently in session with 31 high school seniors from 13 high schools in the Metro Atlanta, South Fulton, and Clayton County areas. They began our program during their junior year and we are continuing to work with them throughout this year as they prepare for college. We are currently accepting applications for high school juniors for our 22nd Leadership Academy class.
THANK YOU to our MJYF Ignite! 2012 Sponsors, Supporters, and Friends for helping us celebrate "20 Years of Inspiring Leadership"!!! Because of your support, Ignite! 2012 – our first major fundraising gala – was a resounding success.