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About Us

Finding Inspiration in Every Turn

The PROMISE Youth & Sports Academy was born from the vision of our President & CEO, Chiquita Jackson, a first-generation high school and college graduate in 2021. Driven by her personal journey, Chiquita was inspired to create a nurturing space for at-risk youth - a place where they are accepted, valued, and empowered to become the next generation of leaders. Under our parent organization, Chiquita Jackson Enterprise, a social impact nonprofit, PYS Academy was established in September 2022 to turn this vision into reality.

Our Impact

In a short span, we have provided a plethora of opportunities for leadership development, cultural experiences, and personal growth. Our programs are designed to foster:


  • Leadership Development: Cultivating skills for effective and creative leadership.

  • Cultural Experience: Broadening horizons through exposure to diverse cultures and ideas.

  • Personalized Mentorship: Tailoring guidance to each individual's needs and aspirations.

  • Goal Setting Mindset: Encouraging ambitious goal-setting for personal and professional growth.

  • Self-Awareness: Helping youth discover and harness their unique strengths and potential.

  • College & Trade School Preparation: Guiding students towards higher educational and vocational opportunities.

  • Responsible Decision-Making: Instilling the importance of ethical and informed choices.

  • Self-Confidence & Empowerment: Building the foundation of a strong, self-assured character.

  • Social Emotional Learning: Developing emotional intelligence and interpersonal skills.

  • Arts and Craft: Encouraging creative expression and skill development.

  • Career-Readiness Support: Equipping students with essential tools for career success.

Meet The Team

Sports Division

Our sports division adds a dynamic dimension to our program, offering:

  • All-Star and Sideline Cheerleading

  • Flag Football

  • Basketball

  • Track and Field

  • Dance

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