LEAD 360 Reflection: Dream Boxes

February 10, 2016 by

2015 was a monumental year for LEAD360 winner, Patricia Manubay. Her project, Dream Boxes, inspired students to dream big by giving them a box of school supplies along with a note of encouragement. The LEAD360 program helped activate and scale Dream Boxes, and thanks to her hard work, over 67,000 Dream Boxes were donated across the […]

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Students In Action Profile – Grant Domingo

January 28, 2016 by

Students In Action (SIA) is an intensive leadership training program by the Jefferson Awards Foundation that is active in over 400 schools. To date, this program, has trained over 16,000 teenagers who have generated 17,000,000 hours of service—making meaningful, measurable impact on their communities and schools. This is a guest blog post by Grant Domingo, […]

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Bay Area Jefferson Awards Ceremony!

January 19, 2016 by

On January 13th, KPIX and KCBS in San Francisco honored the Bay Area’s 2015 Jefferson Award winners for their outstanding public service. The event included San Francisco Giants pitcher Jeremy Affeldt and NFL legend Ronnie Lott. Over 50 people were honored for impacting their communities–proving that anyone can make a difference and be a hero. […]

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#VociesofJAF – December 31st – Sam Beard

December 31, 2015 by

“At the age 75, in last quarter of my life, I will surpass whatever I have done to date. I’m at the starting gate and I’m ready to rock and roll!” – Sam Beard This quote tells you everything you need to know about our incomparable founder, Sam Beard. He was recently honored with a […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 30th – Tom Brokaw

December 30, 2015 by

“The very idea behind the Jefferson Awards is one of the most important big ideas that we need to embrace in the world today. This country was founded in part on Public service.” -Tom Brokaw Tom Brokaw has spent his entire distinguished journalism career with NBC News beginning in 1966 in the Los Angeles bureau […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 29th – Jack Andraka

December 29, 2015 by

“Who would have thought that some 13-year-old kid from the Baltimore suburbs could come up with a new way to detect pancreatic cancer…and Jefferson Awards always injects this new-found hope in me.” – Jack Andraka Jack was just a thirteen year old Maryland high school sophomore when he invented an inexpensive early detection test for […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 28th – Charles Best

December 28, 2015 by

“We never dreamed that a quarter million teachers, that half of all the public schools in America, would use our site to tell the world about the needs of their students and their ideas for bringing learning to life.” -Charles Best Charles Best leads DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization which provides a simple way to address […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 27th – Adam Braun

December 27, 2015 by

“Service starts at the home and you draw the example from your parents. My parents were always involved in various forms of community service and that was really instilled in my siblings and I. For as long as I can remember, we were always trying to find ways to give back.” – Adam Braun Adam’s […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 26th – Andrew Shue

December 26, 2015 by

“The reason we all get into service is because we want to figure out how to care about other people and not just care about ourselves.” -Andrew Shue Andrew Shue made his goal of bringing together young leaders a reality when he co-founded DoSomething.org. After realizing that service was missing from his life, he became […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 25th – Amoz Wright

December 25, 2015 by

“I want to be able to help teach my peers in the community that we can actually be better than what we are and try to give back ourselves. I like to teach community service and I also like to be active with community service.” – Amoz Wright The Thornton Township High School District 205 […]

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