The Why Not Incubator is a non-profit organization that was created to elevate the voices of underserved youth who want to impact their communities with their talents, skills and abilities. Dr. Jackie and her team seek to empower youth and help sharpen their soft skills, confidence and self-esteem so they can be champions and leaders in their communities.
We provide interactive workshops that teach equity, restorative justice and leadership skills to educators, families and youth. Our hope is to inspire schools and families to think differently and bigger as they prepare their youth for the world they will enter.
Dr. Jackie created the Gentleman Scholars program, which was founded in 2005. It was created to provide young males who lived in under-served communities with the training and support to be gentlemen. That vision has expanded to provide workshops for ALL youth in similar communities who are ready to implement opportunities that will shape the champions of TODAY! Read below.
This was the day I learned my "Why not?" purpose. Being a principal in a very challenging community, I decided to create a program called, Gentleman Scholars. It was a mentoring program designed to elevate student voice, build self-confidence, purpose, resilience and personal empowerment. Through this program, we were able to turn around over 80% our male scholars who were destined for suspensions, prison or even death. Today, I am on a mission to share this WHY NOT message with school districts all over the world, so they can offer another way.
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