JHF Stories of Change
By: Jordan Wong After being involved with Joshua’s Heart for 3 years and becoming Chair of the Junior Advisory Board (JAB), I started to brainstorm what I wanted to do for my own personal project to further Joshua’s Heart’s mission. After some thought, I remembered my first trip to the Philippines, where my mom was
By: Jordan Wong As I walked into the office, I wasn’t sure how to feel. A mixture of emotions swirled within me ranging from pride to humility, and I wasn’t sure what to make of it. These emotions, of course, were caused because on April 22nd, I received the Presidential Volunteer Service Award for my volunteer work
By: Jordan Wong A couple of months ago, as the school year was coming to a close, I started to finalize my summer activities. At first, I wasn’t really sure what to do. For the past two summers, I attended the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth (CTY) program at Loyola Marymount University (LMU) in Los Angeles,
WE Day was an inspiring event that I was chosen to attend in Chicago Illinois. The main topic was motivation and community service. This all began when I founded the Story Time Club at my school. The members of Story Time and I read to the less fortunate children of Coconut Grove every other Friday. We raise money through bake
Airports terrify me. I mean, why shouldn’t they? with there cold-white, blank, brutally cold avenues of check ins and all the big and tough TSA security chiefs minus the agents, their a pretty solid group. but I’m taking remotely about the very large group that intimidate with just a simple glance. yeah, those; scary, I
By: Jordan Wong WE Day Illinois was a great experience, filled with fun, performances, and, most importantly, it was a grand celebration for students making a difference. Before I talk about my personal experience at WE Day, it is important to know about the history of the event. WE Day was started in 2007 by Marc and Craig Kielburger.
A couple Saturdays ago, on April 9th, I went to the Superheroes of Service Awards – 10 Year Anniversary gala for Joshua’s Heart Foundation (JHF) held at Ransom Everglades School and organized and co-chaired by Junior Advisory Board (JAB) Secretary, Ceci Sosa and her mom, Cecilia. It was an awards ceremony to recognize everyone who has helped
Last Thursday, March 10, Joshua, Thalia, Kristen, and I went to RYLA, the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards. RYLA is a weekend long conference where students meet and develop their leadership skills by listening to motivational speakers and participating in leadership and team-building exercises. In a way it seemed like a Joshua’s Heart Junior Advisory Board (JAB)
By Eklavya When I was first invited to join Joshua’s Heart Foundation I was extremely pleased because I had been looking for a foundation such as this one to help people in need, and bring joy to the community around me. My first event with the Foundation is one I will never forget. As the
By: Josh Abrams My name is Josh. I have been part of Joshua’s Heart Foundation for five years. On November 15, 2015, I returned from a trip to N.Y.C. with Joshua. I went there along with Ceci, Ceci’s mom, and Thalia in order to honor and support Joshua in a major milestone; receiving a Nickelodeon HALO Award.
By: Martin I’m Martin and I am part of the Junior Advisory Board in Joshua’s Heart Foundation. I am a sophomore at Ransom Everglades School, I joined JHF when I was in 8th grade and since then I have had many incredible experiences. The Junior Advisory Board (JAB) has become a place where I can
Fourth grade students at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School began their year by reading a short story in their reading books about children being entrepreneurs and starting businesses. This began a discussion about how “kids in business” can and do make a difference in their communities and how they can reach out and help those