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The City of Jackson selects Juanita Jones as a Hub City Hero

JACKSON, TN (WNBJ) - The city of Jackson has selected the May recipient for the Hub City Hero Award. This month, Mayor Scott Conger is honoring Juanita Jones.

Jones is the founder and executive director of the Keep My Hood Good community campaign. This local non-profit promotes personal, civic, and community responsibility for underserved, underprivileged youth.

The campaign serves as many as 26 students from local schools each week. It encourages breaking the generational poverty cycle through structured activities that teach students the principles of accountability, excellence, integrity, and respect for self and others.

Jones explains how rewarding being a public servant in her community is to her.

“Over the last 12 years, every day that I work with children has been touched my heart. Just to see that just a little bit of my time has helped them become a success and has helped them to have self-worth. And, to help them to be proud of just themselves,” Juanita Jones, the Founder and Executive Director of the Keep My Hood Good community campaign.

Hub City Heroes is awarded to people in the community who embody selflessness and continually give their time to improve the lives of others in the community. Recipients are selected monthly and nominations are continuous.

To nominate a hero, visit the City of Jackson Hub City Heroes website. Candidates must be a resident of Jackson, Tennessee. After a year of heroes have been recognized, one hero will be selected and awarded $1,000 to donate to a non-profit of their choice.

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