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p10 kersee   “The Jackie Joyner-Kersee Foundation provides youth, adults and families with the resources to improve their quality of life and to enhance communities with special attention directed to the greater East St. Louis area. In partnership with the YMCA, we sponsor an annual summer camp program.  Partnering with the East St Louis Community fund, the Foundation provides summer volleyball, basketball, track and field and swimming recreational programs for boys and girls at the JJK Center and other East St. Louis locations. JJK baseball and softball programs enjoy the support of the Redbird Rookies program, funded and supported by the Cardinals Care program of the St. Louis Cardinals.p10 jjk The JJK Center also provides after school programs, and wrestling, soccer, football, and basketball programs coordinated with volunteers. We also strive to partner with additional agencies and institutions to offer educational and life skills training to our youth and teens, provide a financial literacy program for our parents, and work with kids and their families to break the cycle of poverty that challenges the city of East St. Louis and surrounding communities.”  
                
        Jackie Joyner-Kersee
        Founder and Board Chair
        Jackie-Joyner-Kersee Foundation