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Teen philanthropist leads fight against homelessness

Jahkil Jackson, a teenage philanthropist, social entrepreneur, and two-time best-selling author, is celebrating the 7th anniversary of his non-profit organization, Project I Am.

At the age of just 8, Jahkil founded Project I Am with the aim of raising awareness about homelessness.

Through his organization, Jackson distributed “blessing bags” to over 100,000 unhoused individuals in 65 U.S. cities and seven countries worldwide.

His impactful work has gained recognition from esteemed figures such as President Barack Obama, The Obama Foundation, Lebron James, Disney, CNN, the NBA, and the Steve & Marjorie Harvey Foundation.

Jackson continues to inspire others to join him in finding solutions to the issue of homelessness.