Posts by Kat Krieger

Kat lives in Brooklyn with her husband and two daughters. In her spare time, she bakes sourdough and pickles everything except cucumbers. She enjoys building the JAF community online even though she suffers from TTS (Tired Thumb Syndrome), a result of tireless tweeting. #hashtagqueen

#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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#VoicesofJAF – December 24th – Jazzy Butler

December 24, 2015 by

“Our main goal is to talk about controversial things like race, sexuality, religion. I’m really passionate about it. There is a lot of inequality that happens that we don’t even really realize — It’s kinda hidden.” – Jazzy Butler The mission of the Shakopee High School’s Leaders in Education and Diversity (LEAD) is to celebrate […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 23rd – Mahmoud Zayed

December 23, 2015 by

“You’re the one who’s giving the food, preparing it today, but tomorrow it might be you who needs it.” – Mahmoud Zayed Darul Arqam’s SIA Team strives to build a community of service on a school-wide, local, and global scale. By expanding on last year’s initiative with “Outreached for the Unreached 2.0,” the team tackled […]

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#VoicesofJAF – December 22nd – Jailyn Lucas & Bernice Hightower

December 22, 2015 by

“Because when you do Students In Action, it’s more than just helping yourself, it is helping everybody. When you feel good about yourself, it changes your whole perspective on life.” -Jailyn Lucas “And I think to myself some day I could make a change for not these people, but all people across the world and […]

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