JMFE is a nonprofit organization purposed to transform lives of youth and families through summer camp opportunities that focus on developing English literacy skills, habits of self-leadership and spiritual principles rooted in the Christian faith.

Elementary school kids sitting around teacher in a classroom



To educate and edify youth through holistic, academic and faith-based instruction


A community of youth empowered to navigate life’s social, academic and economic systems

Organizational Principles

JMFE embodies and embraces a culture of respect, self-leadership, love and creativity.


Appreciate everyone’s abilities, qualities and achievements; treat people with courtesy, politeness, and kindness.

Self Leadership

Intentional manner of influencing your own thinking and actions to accomplish your goals


Perseverance in patience, kindness while resisting wrongdoing and injustice


Individuality and uniqueness of thought exposed through verbal and artistic expression

Meet the Board of Directors

Dr. Melinda K. Johnson

President & Founder
Woodbury, NJ

LaToya B. Galloway, MA

Vice President
Leland, NC

Dr. Craig Smith

Philadelphia, PA


Terra S. Davis

Dallas, TX


Help support faith and literacy.

As a nonprofit organization, we’re dedicated to promoting literacy and fostering spiritual maturity.

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