Jerome Moss graduated from Firestone High School in Akron, OH and attended Malone University on two-sport scholarship. After graduating from Malone University with a BA in Sports Management, Jerome began working within the Akron Public Schools system serving our youth in various capacities. Upon finishing his MS in Sports Science/Coaching -Sport Administration at The University of Akron, he continued to serve youth and the community of all ages and backgrounds through sports mentoring, motivational and educational empowerment. A personal goal that Jerome has is to inspire and assist many young men and women in becoming responsible individuals in society and because of this he began to commit himself to groups and organizations targeting these at-risk youth. Jerome currently serves as a collegiate classroom Instructor at The University of Akron Wayne College in the Exercise Science and Technology Department. Jerome also served as the Head Coach, for the Wayne College Women's basketball team for seven years. Jerome is employed as a Qualified Mental Health Specialist at Families First Health Services which is a community mental and behavioral health agency in Akron, OH.
Jerome is CEO/Founder of Guy's and Gal's Community Partnerships Inc., a non-profit organization aimed to address health disparities among disadvantaged populations. Jerome is Co-Founder of the "Hoop For Coop" Men’s Health Fair which is a initiative designed to draw awareness to the importance of healthy living, group exercise and routine doctor's appointments in efforts to improve individual's mental, physical, emotional and social well-being. The health Fair is an initiative for men (community) to receive FREE health screenings, in attempt to reduce health disparities among disadvantaged populations. Jerome has also been formally initiated in the Akron System of Life Cycle Development (African-based rites of passage).
Moss is often asked to present and speak on his experiences as well as providing mentoring, motivational and educational inspiration. He holds a life coaching certification; moderator, diversity and leadership training; as well as multiple mental health courses in culturally-specific treatments models for African American youth. His latest community service, has included membership on the Racial Equity Social Justice Taskforce and Co-Chair for Health Care Subcommittee, both with the City of Akron; a member of the External Relations Committee, ACCESS Women’s Homeless Shelter; and Chairman for Men’s Day at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Akron.