In a world increasingly in need of compassionate leaders, Gavin Alexander Poore of Pembroke Pines, Fla., stands out as a beacon of hope and inspiration. His involvement with Joshua’s Heart Foundation (JHF) and his initiative, Discovering Diplomacy, reflect his deep commitment to serving communities and empowering youth.
Since joining Joshua’s Heart Foundation in August 2022, Gavin has been instrumental in both its internal and external operations. As the Miami Chapter head of finance and a member of the Junior Advisory Board, his role is pivotal in securing the organization’s financial stability. He has taken the lead in filling out grant applications, significantly contributing to raising over $100,000 and networking with corporate executives to support JHF’s mission of eradicating hunger.
Gavin’s innovation is evident in his launching of the foundation’s first-ever LinkedIn workshop. Recognizing the importance of interconnectedness and professional growth, he helped JHF members create LinkedIn accounts, fostering a network of opportunities. His initiative not only enhanced the organization’s cohesion but also empowered its members with essential professional skills.
Gavin’s also founded Discovering Diplomacy, a virtual program aimed at engaging students from under-resourced schools in political discussions through Model United Nations (MUN). This project reflects his dedication to nurturing soft skills and encouraging self-expression among youth. By providing a platform for dialogue and learning, Gavin helps students find their voice and develop essential life skills.
Read more about what inspires Gavin to volunteer and why civic engagement, especially among youth, is of the utmost importance to him.