The Need 

The Jazzmine Marie Nolan Foundation, a 501c3 organization, serves a special demographic of today’s youth in five Mid-Western Urban Cities: 

  1. Within the 29,680 homeless individuals in St. Louis, MO, 40% are unaccompanied youth.
  2. Within the 63,153 homeless individuals in Chicago, IL, 35% are unaccompanied youth.
  3. Within the 27,556 homeless individuals in Milwaukee,Wisconsin, 29% are unaccompanied youth.
  4. Within the 28,070 homeless individuals in Detroit, Michigan, 27% are unaccompanied youth. 
  5. Within the 28,789 homeless individuals in Memphis Tennessee, 25% are unaccompanied youth.


                                   The Mission 

The Jazzmine Marie Nolan Foundation provides 10 unaccompanied youth ages 16-25, experiencing homelessness in St. Louis, MO, Chicago, IL, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Memphis, Tennessee and Detroit, Michigan with stipends and supports to start a progressive lifestyle. 



The Vision 

Showing unaccompanied youth what it means to be loved for no reason, in the absence of parents, guardians and or natural support systems.

The Model 

Jazzmine Marie Nolan Foundation provides support and financial assistance to unaccompanied youth necessary to adopt an independent lifestyle after experiencing abandonment and neglect. 

Our Board of Directors 

We Advocate For Today's Youth 

Drew Stevens 

Consultant


Ruthie Matthews II

Secretary 

Ruthie L. Matthews II, originally from Milwaukee, WI, has lived in the Saint Louis area for about three years. Upon relocating to the area, she became deeply involved in the healthcare sector in hospital, physician office, and managed care settings. She received her Bachelors in Healthcare Management from Harris-Stowe State University in 2017, and is devoted to using her degree to enrich the lives of the population she serves—especially those under the age of 22. She is currently pursuing her Masters in Health Outcomes Research and Evaluation Sciences at Saint Louis University.

Givonni Orr 

Vice President 

Born and raised in South St. Louis, MO, Ms. Orr began her advocacy for youth in early childhood education as a preschool teacher that eventually landed her advocating for teenage sex trafficking victims. In the development of enrichment programs for St. Louis area schools, Ms. Orr has touched the lives of several transitioning youth. She works as a Youth and Family Advisor where she assists children, youth and families with transitioning into self-sustainability. Ms. Orr has a BA in Behavioral Science from Ashford University with an accompanied certification in Early Childhood Education and Development. Ms. Orr strives to invest education into her community in order to develop tomorrows families. 

Chanel Watkins 

IT Chair 

Born and raised in St. Louis, MO, Ms. Watkins thrives on making positive transformations in today's youth through mentoring inner city youth. She works in Security Compliance for the Boeing Company in which she ensures the security of 600 app portfolio's by respected sign off dates. Ms. Watkins ensures the efficiency and effectiveness for 3000+ apps, grants access to management for certain systems, run reports and performs application audits. With a BA in Information Technology/minor in Human Services from Ottawa University and a MS in Information Management/certificate in  Cyber Security from Washington University, Ms. Watkins is equipped to serve youth of all walks of life.   

Jazzmine Nolan 

President/Founder

 

Cheryl Terrana 

Treasurer

With an extensive 20+ year background in Accounting, Cheryl brings her financial management, financial planning and cost analysis experience from the manufacturing industry to the foundation with open arms in hopes of giving back to her community. She is an acting Chief Financial Officer in Ofallon, MO and an actin Controller in Clayton, MO. She obtained her Bachelors of Science degree in Business/Accounting from the University of Phoenix-Arizona. With growing children of her own and on currently in college, Cheryl is prepared to serve children of all walks of life to achieve their most desired dreams and aspirations. 

Fredrecka McGlown

Advocacy Chair 

Born and raised in East St. Louis, Illinois, Ms. McGlown was born to advocate for those who are not equipped with the skills to advocate for themselves. She works as a Young Adult Specialist for MERS Goodwill through the Youthbuild Program. With a BA in Communications, a BS in Media Studies and a MA in Communications, all from the University of Missouri-St. Louis, Ms. McGlown is equipped to serve. Ms. McGlown is passionate about equipping her students with the necessary tools needed for them to be successful future leaders of tomorrow, and she is a firm believer that every young person is one caring adult away from being a success story,

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Address

P.O. Box 771321

St. Louis, MO 63177

Contact

(314) 814-6285
[email protected] 

Hours

Mon-Fri: 9:00am - 9:00pm
Sat: 9:00am - 9:00 pm
Sun: 9:00am-9:00pm

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