Teen activist, Jahkil Jackson Promotes Entrepreneurship with Young Biz Kid Day Marketplace

Jahkil Jackson is a teen entrepreneur, artist, actor and author.  At just 5 years old, Jahkil Jackson saw a homeless person for the first time. He asked his mom if they could purchase homes for all of the homeless people.  At 8 years old, Jahkil established is nonprofit organization, Project I Am.   Through his organization and with help from volunteers, they create “Blessing Bags” filled with wipes, socks, deodorant, hand sanitizer, granola bars, toothbrushes and more and distributes to the hopeless population.  During the pandemic, he created a way to engage 200 youth from over 70 cities to create and distribute 8,000 blessing bags to homeless in their local communities.

His work has been recognized by President Barack Obama, Disney’s “Be Inspired” Black History campaign, Lebron James and more.   In 2018, Jahkil became the youngest member of the Independent Youth group which empowers today’s youth to become tomorrow’s business leaders

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