Jahkil Jackson, 11 year-old from Chicago, created Project I Am to assemble “blessing bags” donations for the homeless. Since he started the program 3 years ago, he’s helped more than 20,000 people.
“I am dedicated to giving opportunity to the less fortunate by packing blessing bags filled with apparel, toiletries, and things that can help. I have been honored by Former President Barack Obama, Forbes Magazine, and many more for my efforts to help push the community forward.”Jahkil Jackson
This is the type of young man we should set as an example for other kids his age and younger to follow. To be honest, there are a lot of adults that could learn a great deal from young Jahkil.
Thanks to news media, drill music and gang violence a cruel picture has been painted of the youth and future of Chicago. It’s great to see such a brilliant young boy be the rose in the concrete.
I’m almost positive there are other young boys like himself striving to make a difference in his community, we just don’t hear about them as much. Perhaps, if our young heroes were celebrated and broadcasted the way rappers were then Chicago, and ultimately the world would probably be a much better place to live in.