Jimmy Bailey, Founder and Executive Director of YEScarolina, will be the speaker at our November 17th Rotary meeting. YEScarolina’s mission is to teach entrepreneurship to young South Carolinians of all socio-economic backgrounds to enhance their economic productivity by improving their business, academic, communication, and life skills.
Jimmy has a recurring theme in his life: People can achieve great success given the tools and the chance. In addition to YEScarolina, Jimmy served as a three term elected S.C. State House Representative and President of Bailey and Associates, a commercial real estate firm.
Since his retirement from the SC State House of Representatives, Jimmy Bailey has actively supported the
Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) in South Carolina with the belief that entrepreneurship can connect young people to our community and the workplace. Since 2004, YEScarolina has provided entrepreneurial training to over 700 teachers in South Carolina using an innovative entrepreneurship curriculum.
In addition to his elections to the S.C. House of Representatives, Jimmy counts among his achievements five years as a football coach at Hazel Parker playground. He has served in the U.S. Air Force Reserves, as chairman of the City of Charleston Recreation Department, as co-chairman of the United Negro College Fund Drive, as chairman of the Local Development Corporation, as a member of the City Planning and Zoning Commission, as a member on the City Board of Adjustment, as one of first members of The S.C. Education Lottery Commission, as a member of The South Carolina Review Board for Excellence, as Chairman of The S.C. Grants Review Board, as Chairman of The Charleston Memorial Firemen’s Commission.
Jimmy is a devoted family man, friend, and neighbor.