Just As I AM ("JAIA") YOUth Empowerment is a personal & spiritual development leadership program for teens and young adults ages 13-24. Our mission is to support all youth towards self-mastery and leadership. Gena Jefferson, LCSW, is Founder and Executive Director of JAIA. As an Educator, Interfaith Minister, Psychotherapist, and Life Coach, with over 22 years of experience working with youth, individuals, and families, Gena is passionate about creating environments where people can feel safe, empowered, and free to express their individuality. She inspires and teaches adolescents and young adults to value their mental health and peace of mind.