About Us

The Jewels Institute for Education, Training and Enrichment is a 501(c) (3) charitable non-profit organization that provides innovative programs in New Rochelle, New York.  Our mission is to establish programs that will support children with developmental challenges and their parents to assist them with reaching their highest potential and succeed in life.

Founder and CEO

Cheryl Small Jackson


Paulette Coleman


Pattie Wade Dozier


Karen Teters


Judith Turner
Linda Cheek-Richards
Roseann Smith

I gained a clearer understanding of some of the physical aspects that caused my son’s problems and delays in speaking. I also learned techniques I am able to use at home to help him continue to develop proper speech.

-Rosa from Mount Vernon

I was feeling hopeless that I could not get any help for my son’s speech difficulties. The educational system was not addressing his needs and we could not afford private therapy. Luckily, I heard about the Parents Partnering with Professional Program through the Jewels Institute. My son and I travelled by bus three hours each week to receive free speech and language services that helped him so much.

-Anna from the Bronx.

Music is the language of the heart and soul. This program has given us great joy as we watched our son improve in his speech and his demeanor. STTB brings comfort and cheer to children with special needs and translates into tangible rewards and benefit to families and the communities.

-Merlyn from New Rochelle

I believe that using music as a tool to foster communication and language development is an effective approach and one that my son has responded to in a very productive way. The small class size, combined with the weekly consistency and expertise of the instructors, all contributed to a very positive experience for our son.

-Hope from New Rochelle