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The Columbia, SC Junior Buffalo Soldier Leadership Academy (JBSLA) operates as an affiliate of the Midlands South Carolina Chapter of the Buffalo Soldier 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association.  Our mission is to continue the legacy and traditions of our comrades who have passed on and perpetuate the history of the many accomplishments of the Buffalo Soldier 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry regiments in the defense of our country.

To this end, JBSLA is dedicated to developing:  Character, Honor, Discipline, and Respect while instilling allegiance to God, Country, and Community through the promotion of physical, mental, and moral fitness in our community's youth.

As a not-for-profit educational and patriotic organization, we adhere to the underlying principles of the Buffalo Soldier 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Association, which are as follows:

  • Patriotic allegiance to the United States of America

  • Fidelity of the Constitution

  • Promotion of world peace

Similarly, we are committed to these objectives:

  • Promote and perpetuate the history, tradition and outstanding contributions of the Buffalo Soldier 9th and 10th (Horse) Cavalry Regiments.

  • Instill in youth lifetime values and develop ethical character.

  • Offer alternative to gangs, drugs, and promiscuous behavior, by providing educational & entertaining opportunities.

  • Active and ongoing community service.

  • Teach youth to be free, proud, and productive agents for positive change.

  • Foster servant leadership and responsible citizenship