Chris Jones was born and raised in Southeast San Diego. Officer Jones has been with the San Diego Police Department since 2014. Prior to joining SDPD, he worked 5 years with the Atlanta Police Department.
Young and Prosperous Foundation was started based on the belief that mentoring matters. Officer Jones grew up in the community of Southeast San Diego during a time where gang violence and crime in the city was at an all time high.
To provide resources to youth, promote social justice, equality, personal growth and educational development in underserved communities.
Young and Prosperous Foundation will host programs which teach students about careers, Financial Literacy, knowing their rights, and effective communication.
Young And Prosperous will also host Community Cleanups, Back 2 School backpacks and school supplies event, Kutz for Kidz (hair cut and grooming), college tours and career tours.
From 2014- 2018 the area of Southeast San Diego saw an increase of crime by 340%. (Per San Diego Union-Tribune; June 6, 2019)
Southeast San Diego has a high gang population and one of the highest crime rates in the city.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and help provide opportunities and resources to youths throughout the city. Thanks for making a difference!