The Jaclyn Elisse Cares For Youth (J.E.C.Y.) Foundation, Inc. provides our youth the knowledge needed to avoid being victims of Teen Domestic Violence.
Our 5K WALK/RUN FOR RESPECT to raise funds for our cause and provide educational materials and community speakers and other organizations committed to the well being of our youth.
Each year the Jaclyn Elisse Cares for Youth Foundation donates new teddy bears for children in the Dependency Court in Miami Dade County. The JECY Foundation works to help each child during such a scary moment in court to feel some form of comfort by holding their own donated teddy bear which they keep.
OUR FOUNDATION FOCUSES ON RAISING AWARENESS AND PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL INFORMATION ON BECOMING INFORMED OF “RED FLAGS” WHICH MAY CAUSE A YOUTH TO BECOME INVOLVED IN A NEGATIVE RELATIONSHIP AND EMPOWER OUR YOUTH TO DEVELOP “HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS.” PREVENTION OF TEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE IS THE MAIN PURPOSE OF OUR EFFORTS.
AT THIS EVENT WE PROVIDE EDUCATIONAL MATERIALS AND COMMUNITY SPEAKERS WHICH ARE EXPERTS IN THE AREA OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE. OTHER COMMUNITY AGENCIES, ORGANIZATIONS, AND FOUNDATIONS CONCERNED WITH THE WELL BEING OF YOUTH ARE INVOLVED IN OUR 5K WALK/RUN FOR RESPECT EVENT.
We provide the knowledge our youth need to make sure they are aware of the warning signs and avoid being another statistic.
WE PROVIDE FOOD, BEVERAGE, RAFFELS, AND MUSIC FOR A CERTAIN COST TO THE PUBLIC AT A BANQUET HALL (FORMAL ATTIRE IS REQUIRED). THE GALA ALSO PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL SPEAKERS, IN THE AREA OF TEEN DOMESTIC VIOLENCE
By empowering our youth, they will be more likely to bring up the warning signs to their parents in turn raising awareness at their level to take action.