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.



Jerome Williams

Jerome "JYD" Williams  is considered one of the greatest  role players to ever play in the NBA. In 2000, Jerome led the league in high rebounding percentages and was ranked 3rd overall in offensive rating. He also collected  three NBA Community Awards throughout his nine year career.

Executive Director

Seaquett Joan Williams

A retired Budget Analyst for the Commission on Human Rights, Montgomery County Maryland. She served on numerous Boards and Commissions, that helped, shape the laws and policies of Montgomery County Maryland. As an administrator for the government she was appointed to several boards,

NBA VP. Player 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


Ron Rubin

Ron has acquired  more than 30 years of wealth and financial management experience through  an accomplished career that began in 1980 when he became  a certified  public

CEO of Entrust Capital

Gregg S. Hymowitz

Gregg has been a Managing  Partner of EnTrust Capital  since April 1997 and is the Chair of the EnTrust Capital  Diversified  Fund Investment  Committee.  Prior to forming  EnTrust,  Gregg was a Vice President  at Goldman,  Sachs& Co.,


Nikkollette Williams

Nikkollette  Williams  loves children.  She grew up in Detroit,  Michigan where  she learned the importance of children programs throughout the state. Nikkollette  was a ward of the state as a child and was in and out of various

Alternate NBA Governor

Dale Lastman

Chair of Goodmans LLP. Practices  corporate, commercial and securities law and provides counsel in connection  with public offerings,  mergers and acquisitions, and business  restructurings. Dale is a Director  of Maple Leaf Sports & Entertainment Ltd.

Fox5 News Anchor

Monica Jackson

Monica Jackson  co-anchors FOX5 News Live in Las Vegas weekday mornings.  She's also one of the co-hosts  of MORE.  Monica  comes to FOX5 after a stint as morning  traffic anchor  for WFMY News 2 in Greensboro,  N.C.

CEO Williams Telecom

Jim Williams

Born and raised in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, Jim Williams came from humble yet supportive beginnings, becoming a successful entrepreneur who would create the opportunity and means to give back. Starting in the telecom industry over 35 years ago, as one of the original founders of a start-up business in 1981

Church Founder

Pastor Benny Perez

After experiencing one of the greatest  youth revivals to ever hit the northwest,  Pastor Benny felt called to begin a church in Las Vegas. In 2003, Pastor Benny and his wife Wendy founded The Church  at South Las Vegas, which is now one of the

NBA Marketing Partnerships

Jonathan Chang

In his role as Associate  Director,  Marketing  & Events,  Jonathan  is responsible for leading the NBA's fan development platforms and communications. Jonathan  came to the NBA from New Balance Athletic Shoes

The Meadows School.

Brian Siegel - Dean of Students

Currently  Middle School  student Dean at The Meadows school in Summerlin, NV. As an educator, Brian has over 30 years of experience in the educational system. Originally  from New York, Brian and his family relocated  to Nevada

McCary Media Group

Mandi McCary

Mandi McCary,  a native of Maryland,  has more than twelve years of public relations  and marketing  experience. In 2001 she moved to Las Vegas to attend UNLV and immediately  began her career working  in the office of Governor  Kenny Guinn. 


Gerri Schroeder

Councilwoman Schroder serves with the mayor and fellow council members as the legislative branch of the Henderson community, responsible for setting policies and making decisions concerning many different aspects of local government

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2831 St. Rose Parkway, Suite 203,
Henderson, NV 89052
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