Project Jumpstart winners
Meet the winners of Project Jumpstart in January and learn about the causes they support in their community.
Supporting youth development
Jeffrey's Project Jumpstart grant will go to support Rocking the Boat, a youth development organization that gives students social support through programs that teach boatbuilding, environmental science, and sailing. Jeffrey personally benefitted from the program and will help support the development of more young adults with the grant.
Strengthening our Muslim community
Yasin's grant will go toward the United American Muslim where it will be used to build a gym for adolescents in the community to use. The gym will provide a safe place for children in the community to stay active, healthy, and happy.
Giving kids the joy of soccer
El Hadji's grant will go towards Uptown Soccer Academy (UpSA), a project to keep kids and teenagers off the streets and on the soccer field instead. As part of an after-school program, UpSA coaches the kids in soccer, helps them with their homework, and provides academic advising to help students take their next steps toward college.
Helping children in crisis
George's Project Jumpstart grant will go to support A Caring Hand, a program that provides support to bereaved children and family members cope with the death of a significant person. George says that his personal connection to the program inspired him to write in for a grant, in hopes that others can benefit from its services as he did.
Saving lives through swimming
Robinson's grant will go to a program he and his children have been members of for several years—the Swim Strong Foundation—a program that offers affordable swim lessons to hundreds of children. The program helps prevent deaths due to drowning and supports children's overall wellbeing.