About the Founder
J.L. Menefee II is the founder of Pen Pointe Foundation Inc., a 501 (c)(3) Nonprofit organization whose primary focus is to mentor young teens and adults on making positive life choices and financial responsibility decisions. Mr. Menefee began his mentoring career in Atlanta, GA and Houston, TX in 1992 with Ready Set Read.
His background includes being a mentor for Project Destiny, Heaven Sent, Ready Set Read & Show Me the Way Foundation. Through his errors and transgressions that he has made in his life Mr. Menefee has chosen to give back to teens and young adults by mentoring them about financial responsibility, credit stability and life choices.
Mr. Menefee is a firm believer of leaving your past problems behind, quoting, “You are the Architect of your Fortunes and Misfortunes” assuming your own responsibility and accepting no excuses for your own transgressions while having a zero tolerance for excuses and also sharing his other quote, “You Shall Live by What You Stand For”.
Mr. Menefee has been featured in several magazine publications including Atlanta Business Journal, Who’s Who in Black Atlanta, as well as several other local newspaper articles.
He is the proud father of one daughter and a brother of five siblings who was raised by a single mother in the projects of Houston TX being an at risk youth himself he decided to leave Houston and move to Atlanta, GA in 1991 to begin his journey in becoming an established business man and giving back the community.
Education: Certificates in Real Estate, Math, Real Estate Law and Real Estate Contracts – Houston Community College; Certificates in Real Estate Sales and Mortgage Brokerage, Financing, Century 21; Certification in Auto Finance License; Diversified Financial Institution.; Studied Securities at Kaplan Financial and is a member of CCIM and studied commercial underwriting and more.