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Jerris Wade
Co-Founder & President

Meet Jerris, the vibrant founder and President of the Student Arts Foundation, dedicated to empowering underserved youth through the transformative power of the arts. With a certification in Nonprofit Business Management from the Center for Community Engagement at St. John Fisher College and a Bachelor’s degree in Communications with a minor in Studio Art, Jerris combines his expertise and passion to make a significant impact.

As a proud alum of the School of the Arts in Rochester, NY, Jerris has experienced firsthand the profound influence that arts education can have. He is deeply committed to providing resources and opportunities to underrepresented youth, helping them unlock their creative potential and achieve their dreams.

Jerris believes that by giving underserved youth the tools and resources to be creative, we empower them to navigate life’s challenges, discover their hidden talents, and explore fulfilling future possibilities. His mission is to ensure that every young person, regardless of their background, has the chance to thrive through artistic expression.

For Jerris, it’s all about passion and purpose. He champions the idea that staying true to what you love leads to a more committed, productive, and fulfilling life. Join Jerris and the Student Arts Foundation in their mission to inspire creativity and provide a brighter future for underrepresented youth through the arts!