As P.R.O.M.I.S.E., we effectively build prolific relationships that continue to be optimized through meaningful professional development to become impassioned, self-assured, and dedicated to empowering their futures.
Who Are We?
As an extension of Chiquita Jackson Enterprise (CJE), the P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Youth Fellowship provides professional development opportunities to underrepresented youth ages 12-18 years. P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Youth offers a rich experience for the youth and young adults in various communities to restore and rebuild the next generation of leaders.
CJE Founder & C.E.O. Chiquita Jackson believes that creating opportunities is fundamental for our youth's growth. Chiquita's lived experiences as a youth who lived most of her childhood in a low-income community range from child homelessness, foster care, and food insecurity. She witnessed her single mother struggle to raise six children while Chiquita's father was in Prison till she was nine years old. Notwithstanding the adversities, Chiquita continued to create opportunities for herself being the first person in her family to graduate both high school and college, now being a first-generation entrepreneur.
We pride ourselves in developing genuine, mutually beneficial relationships for the growth and development of both mentee and mentor. Mentors connect with mentees for one hour, on a bi-weekly basis, over a 6-12 month duration and are guided through a series of professional workshops and activities that focuses on setting and executing goals for future career aspirations.
P.R.O.M.I.S.E. partners with community organizations to provide academic and financial resources, professional development training, and access to events to youth and young adult mentees. P.R.O.M.I.S.E. is dedicated to providing communities with reliable and sustainable solutions to succeed in their avenues.
Our mission is to continuously elevate and increase the probability of success for youth in underrepresented communities. We uplift youth through proper guidance and access to a network of working professionals who offer hands-on assistance with goal-setting and execution. We also educate youth on professional resources to meet their aspirations.
Authentic leadership is servanthood, and P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Youth fellows grow and graduate to serve others and pay it forward to serve their communities. Youth will be empowered with a purpose, knowing they are brave enough to use their voice to make actual change.
The P.R.O.M.I.S.E. Youth Fellowship Program fosters relationships between today’s youth and established professionals through integrative approaches that provide education, training, and access to resources essential for their career aspirations.
Our fellowship program guides youth and young adults through personal self-exploration and professional experiences to offer social and emotional support, life-skill assistance, and goal-setting. We focus on instilling confidence within underrepresented youth to strengthen self-determination and self-advocacy. Under proper guidance, mentees of P.R.O.M.I.S.E. will conquer challenges, discover possibilities, and accomplish their destined dreams.
Become Our Community Partner!
Schools, Businesses, or other entities interested in becoming community partners will help advance the mission of the P.R.O.M.I.S.E Youth fellowship are encouraged to submit an application. All applications are reviewed by our leadership team.