A non-profit organization created to educate, encourage and equip minority and disadvantaged youth with resources and skills they will need to achieve success and have a positive impact in their communities.
News about c/JEF
C/Jef distributes its
in fall of 2023.
C/JEF was proud to award the first Oleta L. Crain and Frances E. Jefferson Memorial Scholarships at the start of the 2023 school year . Both scholarships went to deserving students who have great academic aspirations and promising futures.
The first Oleta L. Crain scholarship was awarded to Iesha Tucker Paul, aka "Cierra". She will be attending Howard University with plans to study Business Administration and Marketing. Cierra graduated high school from Martin Luther King, Jr. Early College in Denver, Colorado with a 4.2 GPA.
The first Fran J Scholarship was awarded to Mr. Marcus Mallory of Knoxville, TN. Marcus graduated with a 3.7 GPA from Austin East High School and has been very active participating in organizations that not only focus on individual development, but serve the local community. He is attending Middle Tennessee State University and is interested in studying aerospace, as he plans to become a pilot.
Additional Scholarships & Other Prizes Awarded
The first Young King and Young Queen Scholarships were also distributed this fall to the lucky winners who attended the inaugural Young Kings and Young Queens Conferences in Knoxville, TN and Denver, CO respectively. Elijah Brabson, a student at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville was the award recipient of the Young King scholarship and Sierra Burnette, a student at the University of Northern Colorado was awarded the first Young Queen scholarship. C/JEF also gave away six laptop computers at the first Young Kings and Young Queens conferences held in the last school year.
C/JEF Director featured on local news talking about our youth program.
at the Change Center
November 11, 2023
The Second Annual Young Kings Conference will return to Knoxville this fall and will yet again be another powerful and uplifting event. This time the conference will be jointly held with the Young Queens in the Knoxville and surrounding area.
Separate workshop sessions providing life guidance, mentoring, and information for motivation will be conducted for Young King & Queen teenagers and young adults up to 23 years of age.
All Young Kings and Young Queens in Knoxville should make plans to attend. The event will be inspiring and motivational - You won't want to miss it! There will be more scholarship opportunities and other prize give aways. The scholarship and prize criteria is simple. You must attend the conference and the more people you bring with you increases your chances of winning one.
The event will take place at the Change Center at 203 Harriet Tubman St. We will start promptly at 10 am, so it's important to come early to get signed in and receive your conference grab bag & materials. Lunch will also be provided and the doors open at 9:30 am. This year we will also have information sessions for the parents who choose to stay and attend the event.
The Crain/Jefferson Enrichment Foundation is a Non-profit Organizaiton, under IRS code 501(c)(3). All charitable contributions are tax deductible and will go to programs directly supporting our mission. We seek to inspire young adults in our communities and your contribution helps us do that. Your support is greatly appreciated!