Keep My Hood Good helps teach the principles of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect of self and to others to under privileged youth in our community. 

About KMHG

In 2009 Juanita Jones started the Keep My Hood Good Campaign to serve the children of Jackson who are stuck in generational poverty. What started as playing kickball in Lincoln Courts and Parkway East has turned into serving as many as 26 students from local schools each week teaching them the principles of accountability, excellence, integrity and respect of self and to others.

Students are provided transportation to T.R. White Sportsplex Monday-Thursday from 3-6pm. During that time they are provided with a safe environment, a snack, activities, and a time to learn about life. KMHG also provides a Summer program to help students during the summer.

Meet the Founder

Juanita Jones the Founder & Executive Director of Keep My Hood Good Community Campaign. Upon high school graduation, she studied Psychology & Criminal Justice at University of Tennessee at Martin. Juanita is currently a member of theCapt Jack Holland Detachment #735 United States Marine Corps League in Jackson. She graduated from Leadership Jackson in 2001. While running her transportation business, Jay & Jai transportation, she saw a need for helping children in East Jackson to break the cycle of generational poverty. In 2009 Juanita founded Keep My Hood Good to serve these children.

Success Stories

Kelstin learned a lot at KMHG. We helped her prepare for her Driver’s Permit and license test. We also coached her on completing job applications and going through an interview. She was offered a job on after her first interview at McDonalds.

Xavier began KMHG in August 2014. Xavier’s mom is a single parent to a family of 5, and did not know what her son was going to do when he graduated. During his time with KMHG Xavier discovered his passion for cooking. When Xavier graduated in 2015, he knew he wanted to become a chef. With help from KMHG Xavier is now attending Austin Peay State University.

When Tay graduated in 2015 he knew he did not want to attend college. KMHG assisted him in enlisting in the military. Tay started serving our country at boot camp on his 18th birthday.

Keontis is the oldest of 6 in a single parent household. KMHG helped match his passion with a career. After graduating with a 3.7 GPA, he enrolled in the Engineering Program at Jackson State Community college.

Support Us!

We need financial help to provide these services to children in our community. Here is what your sponsorship can do: 

$250/ Sponsors a child for Summer Program

$500/Sponsors a child for one Semester

$1000/Sponsors a child for one year

In 2013 we became a fund of West Tennessee Healthcare Foundation. All donations are tax deductible and can be made at the link on the side. To ensure we get the donation, please select “Enter the Fund” under designation and then enter our name, “Keep My Hood Good”.

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