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About Us

"At Jared's Heart of Success Inc., our dedication lies in advocating for gun violence prevention through education and youth empowerment. We offer a range of impactful programs, including STEM initiatives, A Youth Advisory Council, Mentoring Program, Conflict Management, Financial Literacy, and programs fostering self-esteem, character-building, and mental wellness. Together, we strive to create a safer and brighter future for our community."

JHOSI provides prevention and empowerment programs to youth and young adults male and female. We strive to enhance  the lives of individuals through enrichment programs that serve and inspire individual advancement. 

Our programs result in the increase of self confidence, educational and personal development.

Saving Lives. Building Futures

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Meet the Founder Sharmaine S. Brown and learn more about  Jared's Heart of Success Inc.

Sharmaine Brown is the founder of Jared's Heart of Success, Inc. (JHOSI) a 501 (c) 3 Nonprofit providing gun and group violence intervention to the communities in Georgia and South Carolina. Mrs. Brown is a passionate leader for change in her community, partnering with local school districts and after school programs to provide programs and counseling for youth.


Mrs. Brown is an advocate for public safety measures with a strong desire to protect people from all forms of violence, As the CEO, Mrs. Brown also partners and advocates with other organizations locally and nationally.

Partner Affiliations

  • Activist Dekalb County GVIP
  • Advocate for Gun Violence Prevention
  • Everytown Faith Advisory Council Member
  • Sandy Hook National School Advisory Council
  • GSAN Afterschool Community Champion
  • GUIDE Prevention Advisory Board Member
  • Moms Demand Action East-Atlanta Metro Lead
  • 2022 Civic Innovation Fellow

Founder & CEO of JHOSI

Sharmaine S. Brown, CIC-CSp. GC-C

Founder & Board Members

Sharmaine Brown- Founder & Executive Director -President 

Myrtle B. Milton- Vice President

Yolanda Hatch- Secretary

Rovina Terry Billingslea-Board Chair

Diana Gregory- Board Advisor 

James Brown-Treasurer

Advocacy & Prevention

Jared's Heart of Success work also consists of Advocacy. We currently partner with organizations to advocate on behalf of public safety measures that can protect people from all forms of violence and gun violence. Our goal is to foster a community where gun violence is prevented through education and empowerment. Our overarching objective is to build a resilient, informed, and empowered community, contributing to a safer and thriving future for all.

Awards & Recognition

Sharmaine also shares her personal story nationally with others through the Everytown Survivor Network, inviting them to join the movement to ending gun violence. She has been featured in VOGUE, Voyage ATL, VoyageSC and seen on several news outlets speaking on gun violence prevention and has spoken to legislators on Capitol Hill.


Sharmaine has received the following awards:

  • 2023 Featured in Arts ATL 
  • 2022 Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to youth safety Sandy Hook Promise.
  • 2021 Outstanding Leadership and Dedication to youth safety Sandy Hook Promise.
  • 2020 Adult Advisor of the Year from Guide, Inc.
  • 2019 Jared’s Heart of Success Inc- Youth Action Team of the Year from Guide, Inc.
  • 2018 Unsung Heroine Public Service award from Saving Our Children and Families, Inc.
  • 2017 Bold and Fearless award from the National Coalition of 100 Black Women. 

 Articles and News Broadcasts

 JHOSI Serving Nationally

Arriana Gross served on the National Youth Advisory

Board for Sandy Hook Promise and JHOSI Youth Council.

LaTayla Billingslea serves on the National Advisory Board for Students Demand Action and currently serves as the President of JHOSI Youth Council.

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