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About Us

From the Desk of the President


Welcome to the Justin L. Davis Foundation (JLDF). The Foundation is a 501(c)3, prevention, intervention and solution driven organization whose methodology is strategically centered around providing an outreach, membership only teen center for youth ages 12-24. Through the collaboration of Christian leaders, mental health professionals,  philanthropist, and business owners, who are innovators, trailblazers, and trendsetters we will unite skills, and resources to add the substance that will fill the first Recreational Facility of the Art Leadership Academy. The Academy offers the four necessary components needed to assist in raising healthy, brave, bold and purposed youth who are trained to RISE and become a UNITED VOICE in today's society. Through a united effort Christian youth will receive the reinforcements needed to discover their every potential in the midst of the dark days we live in. 

As a youth leader and evangelist of 27 years I know what it's like to work tirelessly, year after year to help youth with their personal, and spiritual growth, and yet, the days grow darker and early depression in youth continues to increase.  Something more must be done to protect our children, and grandchildren before more youth fall into traps set to steal their lives. These are perilous times and it calls for a different plan of action. I believe God is doing a new thing. He is calling Christian leaders to lay down isms and schisms and pick up the power of God's love to show the world a united effort. 


"By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another." John 13:35

 Let's join together and use our creative gifts and talents to Build a Bridge to a Brighter Future for our youth like never before. We are greater together...

Denise Wilkins

President and CEO

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The First Houston City Think Tank

Building Bridges to a Brighter Future for our Youth! 

This event will be open to anyone across the country who has something to contribute to this Prototype Youth Center. 

Plan to JOIN US! Think Tank Coming in 2019

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