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The documentary chronicles Joshua’s daily life, from going to school, to hanging out with friends and to how he’s making a difference through the foundation.

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Aid for Antipolo

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

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Presidential Volunteer Service Awards

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

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Summer Pre-College Program-Entrepeneurial Incubator

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,

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WE Day ’16

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

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Global Leadership Adventures – Peru Trip

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

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WE Day Illinois

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.

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Superheroes of Service

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

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My RYLA Experience of a Lifetime

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)

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My first event with the Joshua’s Heart Foundation

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

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My Experience in New York and the HALO Awards

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.

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Martin’s Junior Advisory Board Experience

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

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Joshua Made a Difference at St. Thomas Episcopal Parish School!

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

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