About Us 2017-09-20T13:00:37+00:00

Our Mission

Our mission is to redirect disadvantaged and at-risk youth through life skills, education, and mentoring programs, enabling these individuals to become self-sufficient citizens of our community.

Our Team

Stayce J. Fowler, EMBA

Stayce J. Fowler, EMBA
Stayce J. Fowler, EMBADirector of Programs

Stayce Fowler is an experienced sales executive for Owens-Illinois, the world’s leading glass bottle manufacturer, and serves as Director of Programming for JLJ Vision Outreach.

Stayce has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and sales roles at O-I, and has served on a variety of corporate committees such as O-I Foundation, PAC Governing Board, and Health / Wellness.

She received her undergraduate degree in Information Systems, and her Master’s in Business Management both from the University of Toledo. Additionally accomplishing an IT Leadership certificate from Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA. She is Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certified, and a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority.

A mother of two (Alexis and Trey), Stayce was born and raised in Toledo, OH, and has been an active volunteer with local non-profits for more than 20 years. Her community work includes leadership and support roles for a host of community programs including the United Way of Greater Toledo where she serves on the Volunteer Center Committee and African American Leadership Council.

Keith B. Jordan Sr., V.P.

Keith B. Jordan Sr.
Keith B. Jordan Sr.V.P. and Director of Development

Since graduating from Start High School, his career has included many successful years at the Ford Motor Company in Maumee, Ohio as well as many years of volunteering for youth related service organizations. Upon his retirement from Ford, Keith decided to devote all of his time, energy, and finances to his passion of addressing the needs of our most precious citizens; our youth.

Keith’s passion for mentoring children developed out of his own experiences. As the son of a Baptist minister and devoted mother, he still fell victim to the streets as well as to peer pressure. Because of this, Keith feels compelled to share his experiences, strength and encouragement to help those from backgrounds more desperate than his.

Keith lectures to university organizations demonstrating his commitment to bringing to light the plight of at-risk youth and the community’s responsibility in collaborating in this endeavor. He has developed lasting relationships with Toledo Public Schools and Springfield Schools by servicing an in-school mentoring program for middle school and high school students (ages 12-16). He contracts with Lucas County Juvenile Courts where he acts as their Education Specialist helping children assimilate back into their classrooms.

Keith is a 2017 Jefferson Award winner, which recognizes community “unsung heroes” who are devoted to public service.