2016 – Possums – “MY Bag” program we have been able to provide these unfortunate children with a new duffle bag to carry their belongings and give a sense of ownership. Our team has raised over $ 6,400 to date and delivered 500 bags to TN Dept. of Children’s Services. Christmas 2016 approximately 200 bags will be given to those children currently in the foster care system.  To learn more about” My Bag” or make a donation, please visit our website at  mybagcenter.net.

2016 – Sloths – Build a room for WRAP within the Safe Hope Center where they could better store clothing, making it more accessible to those in need.

2016 – Tree Frogs – Renovation of an existing room to make it appropriate for multi-disciplinary use, including music therapy.

2015 – Spider Monkeys – Renovated a room at the Dream Center for women and children.

2015 – Meerkats – Built a pergola for the residents of the Eden of Youth Town. Eden of Youth Town is a residential treatment center for girls ages 12 – 17.  The pergola gives the residents a place to visit with families.

2015 – Penguins – Work with Madison Haywood Developmental Services to provide an outdoor living space the center.

2014 – Tigers – Seats in the City – benches at Jackson bus stops that do not have any. Design and manufacture of a bench and waste receptacle, that will stand the test of time. This is will be an ongoing project…

2014 – Eagles – Dream Center office redo. Create an office for the director, new paint, ceiling, floor, lighting and furniture to make the office a nice place to work.

2014 – Sharks – Renovating a Room at WRAP for women and children waiting at the center on family or relocation that is inviting and comforting.

2013 – Creation of a brochure highlighting social service agencies with contact information, 5,000 copies printed and distributed in the community to assist those in need to find services.

2013 – Completely renovated the laundry room at JACOA, including wiring, painting, plumbing, and new washer and dryer.

2013 – Funding and care packages for Heaven’s Cradle, parents losing infants.

2012 – During April, Mayor’s Month of Miracles, the LJ Alumni Association did yard work for the Madison Haywood Developmental Services homes for mentally and physically challenged adults.

2012 – renovated and refurbished the Gathering Room at Area Relief Ministries for Homeless Men to make it more like home. Painted the room and provided area rugs, big screen TV, coffee table, end tables, lamps and wall art.

2012 – Renovated rooms at JACOA to make a more comfortable classroom setting for learning, replacing the classroom chairs, and also painting and refurnishing the room the women gather for a nicer environment.

2012 – Worked with Hannah’s Hope, licensed adoption agency providing pregnancy counseling, to open a new space at Lambuth Memorial United Methodist Church. Painted the room, helped stock a resource closet, provided shelving, pictures and rugs making the room inviting to its clients.

2011 – Purchased a security system for The Dream Center, as well as facilitated the renovation of their playground and transformed their library with a fresh painting, new rug and furniture, new shelving, and new books, etc.

2011 – Renovated the office for the Hands-Up school working with three and four year old underpriviledged children to prepare them for school. The room was cleaned, painted, and furnished.

2011 – Developed a business plan to help a local program working with children using the game of golf to teach character traits and life skills. Their goal is to tranchise the existing program into the First Tee of Jackson program. Work will continue through 2012 in accomplishing their goal of 100 kids participating.

2010 – Provided help to Youth Town by purchasing a washer and dryer; repaired and replaced two porches in disrepair; conducted an energy audit for long term savings and installed energy efficient show heads and light bulbs; and conducted a mini career fair for the teenagers at Youth Town.

2010 – Enhancing the Community Enrichment facility used by the Area Relief Ministries “Hub Club” after school program, by painting rooms, providing a rug, lamps, art for the walls, white boards and a bookcase supplied with books.

2010 – Collaboration with The Jackson Sun to put a Non-Profit Volunteer Opportunities Claendar on their website to enable Non-Profit Organizations to post volunteer needs but also volunteers could post volunteer interests.

2009 – Renovations at the CARE Center, including new bathroom, porch and ladders for their bunk beds.

2009 – Room renovation and new furnishings and technology for a Youth Visitation Room for Madison County CASA.

2009 – Ceiling tile donated to the Therapy & Learning Center to create colorful ceiling art for the children taking therapy and laying on their backs.

2008 – Renovation of the Children’s Area of the Jackson-Madison County Library with fresh paint, new furniture, wall mural and books.

2008 – Addition of a Teen Center for Project HOPE used for their after school program including TV’s, game tables and new furniture.

2008 – J.A.C.K. – Mentoring program by adults in the community for at-rick children.

2007 – Renovated and supplied computer technology for a Boys & Girls Club Satellite Center in Lincoln Courts.

2007 – Book Drive for all the Boys and Girls Club locations in Jackson with 300 books donated at the end of the drive.

2007 – Donated a day of labor at the Jackson-Madison County Humane Society, as well as supplied leashes and collars for the dogs.

2006 – Total Bathroom Make-Over for R.I.F.A. and toiletries for one year.

2006 – All Dressed Up – A program to provide formal wear for students with financial hardship for special school events.

2006 – Provided Teen Christmas Gift Cards for Area Relief Ministries families.

2005 – LJAA Volunteers Top Bell Ringers for The Salvation Army.

2005 – Provided manpower to create a Family Visitation Room for Madison County CASA.

2005 – Provided technical support for the creation of a Volunteer Action Center in partnership with United Way of West TN

2005 -Funded and built a Habitat for Humanity Home in partnership with Delta Faucet in the new Habitat Meadows development.

2005 – Provided funding and volunteers for the West TN Discovery Children’s Museum

2005 – Provided research for best inventory process for RIFA’s Food Pantry.

2004 – ‘Step One’ – Develop, print and distribute a brochure with contact information for vital social services to be distributed to socially economically disadvantaged families and individuals.

2004 – Assist West TN Cerebral Palsy Association with their 2005 Links of Love Telethon by assisting with pre-funding and providing volunteers for the Telethon.

2004 – Work toward goal of 100% volunteers for the Salvation Army Bell Ringing in 2004 & 2005 through the assistance of Leadership Jackson alumni, business contacts, friends and family.

2003 – The Wolves of 2003 and the Leadership Jackson Class of 2003 has committed to sponsor the building of two Habitat for Humanity homes in Jackson before the end of 2005. Click of details

2003 – The Sharks are working to preserve the history of Jackson and Madison County. Click for details

2002 – The Cobras – Teacher Supply Closet: Model program to start at Lincoln Elementary School to provide school supplies for students and teachers who may be in need. Program will be expanded to other schools in the future.

2002 – Panthers – ABC Me Read program. A program to encourage birth parents to begin reading to their child as infants. A bag with a book for infants, bookmark with more age-appropriate books as they grow and a brochure about the program and the importance of reading will be given to each new parents with babies born at Jackson-Madison County General Hospital.

2002 – Wolves – Serve as a PR Committee for Habitat for Humanity to promote their mission through the creation of a website www.jacksonhabitat.com, brochure and marketing efforts.

2001 — The Hawks develop and maintain this web site www.leadershipjackson.com as a place for alumni and potential recruits to get information relating to the Leadership Jackson program.

2001 — The Bears develop www.dixiebaseball.com to promote Jackson for the 2003 Dixie Boys Baseball World Series.

2001 — Provided leadership for 2002 Olympic Torch Stop in Jackson

2001 — Provided volunteers for Casey Jones Train Fest.

2001 — Implemented a Comfort Critters Program for emergency vehicle personnel to give to children in trauma situations.

2000 — Provided volunteers for Shannon Street Blues Fest and Forked Deer River Festival.

1999 — Created Leadership University, youth leadership development program and provide volunteers for Board, as on – going program.

1999 — Provided leadership for History Channel Great Race-Pit Stop in Jackson.

1996 — First stage of creating a Children’s Museum (multi-year project)

1996 — Began work on an Education Foundation for the Jackson-Madison County School System (multi-year project)

1996 — Sponsored a Tech Prep Orientation Program for 8th graders and parents.

1995 — Pit Stop, Interstate Battery Great North American Car Race-provided leadership.

1994 — Partnered with BellSouth Mobility to place cellular phones in each Jackson-Madison County school bus for quick response in emergency situations.

1993 — Provided leadership for Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame Game fundraiser (a multi-year project).

1993 — Provided volunteers for Shout About It community pride event.

1992 — Provided volunteers for Tennessee Senior Games in Jackson.

1990 — Conducted research on establishing a Citizens Police Academy and presented to Jackson Police Department, who implemented it.

1990 — Provided pool of volunteers for very successful NAIA Women’s National Basketball Championship Tournament (a multi-year project).

1990 — Provided manpower for the Hot Air Balloon Race in conjunction with the Forked Deer Festival.

1989 — Implemented a Coats for Kids program for underprivileged children (a multi-year project)

1989 — Pit Stop, Interstate Battery Great American Car Race-provided leadership- chosen 2nd Favorite City by drivers out of 40 cities across U.S., received trophy and $2000 for local library.

1989 — Instrumental in establishing a Midnight Basketball program for at-risk youth with the City of Jackson (a multi-year project).

1987 — We recommended development of joint City/County government. It was voted on sometime after our class but it was defeated!

1984 — Established a MADD Chapter – Mothers Against Drunk Drivers

1984 — Partnered with Jackson-Madison County General Hospital to establish a latch-key program for kids called “Going It Alone”.

1982 — Partnered with Jackson Police Department to establish a Crimestoppers Program and served on initial Board of Directors and continue to serve