Here I catch up with 13 year old, Jahkil Jackson who is a young entrepreneur known for creating Project I Am and distributing almost 60,000 Blessing Bags to the homeless around the world. 


In this episode I chat with Jahkil Jackson of Chicago, Illinois who has been helping the homeless since he was eight. A teen philanthropist, author and anti-bullying activist has made his mark in the world by helping homeless people through his non-profit organization, Project I Am. They do this mainly by distributing and delivering thousands and thousands of Blessing Bags to homeless individuals. Blessing Bags include essentials like socks, hygiene products, granola bars, and bottled water. Jahkil, his family, and friends all come together to fill the Blessing Bags and have been able to help almost 60,000 people worldwide. Jahkil also advocates for young people to get involved in their communities and he shares the message that it's never too early for young people to start changing lives.

Jahkil hopes to bring solutions to the homeless in Chicago. He's a world changer and also a student, a tap dancer, a basketball player, an actor, a model and an inspiration to me. I'd love for you to meet, Jahkil Jackson. Enjoy this!

Hugs, Lorri

About Lorri Carey

On Friday the 13th, February 2004 at the age of 37, I was told I have ALS. I’m dying from ALS, yet I’m so encouraged to live life to the fullest. I’ve been inspired by so much to stay focused on the positive. I’m dying to tell you about what gives me strength, makes me smile and keeps me hopeful – in hopes of inspiring you too!

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