Why does she Matters?
We are always looking for a leader in our city that is making a huge contribution to the community. A leader whose endeavors shines a lot to help someone who depends on them.
Miranda has been with The Little Bit Foundation since November 2021, as CEO. And her goals are to captivate as many children on her watch as she can.
There will be a live podcast to let Miranda tell her own story soon. But in the mean time I want you to read about this remarkable woman and see for yourself.
Miranda Walker Jones has a heart for children and youth causes. For over 20 years, she has worked to enhance the human rights, health, growth and development of disadvantaged, at-risk youth in the St. Louis region, with a passion to see them thrive.
Prior to Little Bit, Miranda spent 17 years with Better Family Life (BFL), serving as Chief Operations Officer and Vice President of Youth, Family & Clinical Services. While with BFL, she developed and managed programming that reached about 8,000 youth each year and included afterschool, clinical, teen pregnancy prevention, workforce and youth leadership programs.
She also successfully secured $27 million in grants and resources for the agency. Since 2004, Miranda has been a board director for the award-winning Jennings School District, currently serving as president. She also is a former Councilwoman and Mayor Pro Tem for the City of Jennings.
Miranda’s experience includes serving as District Director for Missouri’s First Congressional District and as Community and Public Relations assistant for the St. Louis Rams. She holds a BA from the University of Missouri-Columbia and was in the first class of the Inside the CEO program at Washington University’s Brown School of Social Work.
In addition, Miranda currently serves on the advisory board for the Bayer YMCA and is an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, INC.
Awards and Affiliations
Salute to Women in Leadership, Urban League of Metropolitan St. Louis
Mother of the Year, Top Ladies of Distinction
Who’s Who in their Thirties, North County, Inc.
Urban School Board of Distinction, Council of Urban School Districts
Miranda Walker Jones, a extraordinary leader of our times. A woman that our youths need now and for the future. Our youths are lost out here, and we will continue to support her and others who are making a difference.
Just recently, the Post-Dispatch published a story about teen getting arrested at an alarming rate. And this is just downtown St Louis alone.
Most people are blaming the banned scooters that critics say were causing a lot of unusual behaviors with teens. I say we need more Mirandas to teach these children a way of discipline and how to be still.
Moreover, we need to figure out a way to keep our teens busy with something to do. They definitely do not want them downtown, especially if they are causing an uproar.
Kudos to Miranda as she continues her goals and I wish her luck at it.