Jean Pierre Jimenez was born in Miami, FL but was raised in Cali, Colombia until the age of 12. Jean Pierre started in the youth divisions of Deportivo Cali until 2000 when his mother decided to move back to Miami.
As a low-income single mother of two, it was hard for Jean Pierre's mother to pay for extracurricular activities. In pursue of the Jean Pierre's dream of playing soccer in the United States, his mother invested and paid for his traveling club team where he won many tournaments, including Florida State Cup along with other prestigious tournaments defending the crest of the former West Kendall Optimist Club, which today, is named Kendall Soccer Coalition. Jean Pierre did this while playing Varsity at Miami Kilian Senior High School where he graduated in 2006 and was named First-Team All-Dade. Between club and high school soccer, he also represented the state of Florida and Region III teams with the Olympic Development Program (ODP) from 2004 to 2006.
Although it was a long and bumpy road, Jean Pierre was being exposed at different tournaments to college scouts, where he built up relationships and ended up scheduling various college visits. Finally, committed and signed to a full athletic scholarship to University of Missouri Kansas City (NCAA – Division 1) in the summer of 2006. Jean Pierre finished two semesters at UMKC and then transferred to another full athletic scholarship to Warner University (NAIA), a small program in Lake Wales, FL - he's the second-most all-time goal scorer in the program. In 2009, under his captaincy, Warner won its first Sun Conference soccer title in school history.
After graduating in 2010 with a bachelor’s degree in Sport Management, Jean Pierre went to Berlin, Germany to play for Reinickendorfer Fuechse which competed in the Berlin Liga. After many struggles but with a professional career and bright future ahead of him, Jean Pierre decided in 2011 to move back to the U.S., where he immediately started an internship at Major League Soccer headquarters in New York, NY.
From then on, he has been involved in the soccer industry, enriching his network and developing new business opportunities for various prestigious organizations in the region. Combining his lifetime passion of soccer and his desire to give back to the community, Jean Pierre is in search of identifying resources and opportunities for players and families who can benefit from the College Dreamers experience and knowledge. College Dreamers is a technical and developmental program committed to positioning dreamers in the right path to a successful education, not only preparing and developing athletes, but professionals that enrich our community.