Our Mission

The JYD Project is a youth development organization for kids ages 5 - 18 that empowers young people to realize their full potential and partners with other charities that support and serve youth.  The JYD Project assists students in becoming positive and productive adults through fun and engaging educational-based programs.


Dr. Janice Hilliard

Dr. Hilliard  came to the NBA from the University  of North Carolina at Chapel  Hill (UNC) where  she served as the Associate  Director of Athletics  and Director  of the

Academic  Support Program for Student-Athletes. While at UNC, Dr. Hilliard  oversaw  the development, implementation and evaluation  of the academic support program  for 750 student-athletes on 28 sports teams.

  Dr. Hilliard  has a Ph.D. in Educational Administration and a Master  of Arts degree  in Urban Counseling, both from Michigan  State University  (MSU).  While earning  her Ph.D., she worked  as a Graduate Assistant  at MSU where  she co-taught  a career education seminar  for freshmen  and conducted  a career assessment study of MSU student­ athlete career  interests.

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Call Us at (702) 589-4658
2831 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 203,
Henderson, NV 89052
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