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,
By: Mary Logan 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
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 Joshua’s
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) meeting