What has JLT meant to you?


JLT Graduation happens four times a year, and every time it serves as a reminder of how JLT is impacting lives and changing futures for men in our city.

Below, Michael, a recent graduate shares his testimony on how JLT has not only impacted his life but the life of his family as well.

This life change would not be possible without you!


Michael isn't the only one whose life has changed for the better.

We asked more of our recent graduates what JLT has meant to them-- and this is what they said:


JLT has meant a lot to me. It has shown me the value of money, responsibility, manhood and what ways I can take to be a better man...finishing Phase One of JLT encouraged and influenced me to spread the love and helping others get ahead with positivity and boosting egos.


JLT meant a lot to me because it made me look at life different. Made me a better person to my family and friends. It feels like a big step in my life.


JLT gave me a better outlook on life, a better way of thinking and it helped me find structure within myself. I came a long way, but I still have a long way to go.


JLT showed me how to do things in a better way. Put me in a better mind set. Made me think way different about myself. The staff at JLT are good people. 


JLT showed me to love, trust and respect myself as well as my brothers. We are all men, brothers of the same struggle, brothers from another mother.


JLT to me is a chance at a better life and future, a better opportunity of employment and new friendship.


JLT has meant to me that I can achieve anything I want as long as I stay focused.


JLT has meant a lot to me. It has taught me discipline and perseverance. It also showed me that life is not hopeless and I don’t have to hustle the rest of my life because of mistakes I made in the past.


More life change is happening now, as our spring class is in full swing! Save the date for the next JLT Graduation on Friday, June 1st, 5:30-7:00pm. All are welcome. Graduation takes place at our offices, 3108 N Grand Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63107.

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