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Chicago, IL, United States

Jahkil Jackson

Jahkil Jackson is an author, youth advocate, social entrepreneur and founder of Project I Am, a nonprofit organization he created when he was eight years old. Now 13, Jahkil has a heartfelt desire to help those in need. Jahkil’s mission is to build awareness of homelessness and to help the homeless population by offering “Blessing Bags,” a giveaway filled with masks, wipes, socks, deodorant, hand sanitizer, and more. In just a few years, Jahkil’s efforts have touched nearly 50,000 men, women, and children internationally.

“Generosity is to give without receiving.”

- Jahkil Jackson, Chicago, IL, United States

Virtual Packing Party

  • Project Type: Building giving habits
  • Issue Area: Helping homeless
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Youth from around the country came together for one mission, to make a difference in a homeless person’s life. Jahkil Jackson & Project I Am hosted a virtual packing party, engaging 160 youth from 60 cities to make blessing bags at the same time (within 30 minutes on a Zoom call) to distribute in their hometown to those impacted by homelessness.