JTaylor, Author at Jason Taylor Foundation

         MISSION STATEMENT Destination Dorm helps alleviate the financial stress of furnishing a freshman residence hall space for graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated academic excellence in the midst of financial hardship.  This scholarship program assists students going to college through a Destination Dorm Box. These items will bring some basic […]

  BUILD YOUTH CONFIDENCE WITH THE GET UP I remember the first time I touched a Runway. I was a 14-year-old freshman with no Runway experience whatsoever. I wasn’t the most confident, especially since I just began high school. I took a marketing class called DECA as an elective that year. As they do every year, […]

  Mic Check: Where Poetry and Rap Meet Hand-In-Hand By Just John   Just like a lot of other poets, I started off writing love notes about my feelings because I was never good at expressing them in person. I would write to my significant other and give the note in an envelope or a […]

  Not everyone can check a mic, it takes a real MC for people to respect the mic.     CALLING ALL emcees! Join us for our first workshop mixed & mastered just for you. Come experience MIC CHECK, tailored toward helping you become an authentic MC.  Hosted by bluapple Program Assistant, Teaching Artist and local rapper Just John, […]

  TAYLOR GENSOLIN NAMED 2019 SOUTH FLORIDA YOUTH POET LAUREATE     • • FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Jason Taylor Foundation is pleased to announce that Taylor Gensolin has earned the honor of being named South Florida Youth Poet Laureate (SFYPL) for the 2019-20 school year. A current Cypress Bay High School senior, Taylor submitted a unique writing portfolio […]

On Friday, May 17, 2019, the inaugural Jason Taylor Community Hall of Fame Dinner presented by Z Wealth Solutions and Community Capital Management will take place at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino Hollywood. This year’s class of Community Hall of Fame inductees will include Dan Marino (Celebrity Honoree), Scott Scherr (Corporate Honoree) and Anthony Borges (Youth Honoree).

3rd Annual Whiffle Blast presented by Funky Buddha Brewery & Sports Chiropractic and Natural Health Solutions   The Jason Taylor Foundation is at it again, this time with a brand new twist on a game we all grew up with! On January 19, 2019, the JTF will introduce the 3rd Annual Whiffle Blast presented by Funky Buddha […]

  SOUTH FLORIDA YOUTH POET LAUREATE   • • The Jason Taylor Foundation is in the final stretch of accepting talented poet submissions for its South Florida Youth Poet Laureate program through February 6th, 2019. Well known for its being one of the leading ways of identifying powerful youth poets, the competition, looks to give young […]

  JT’s Ping-Pong Smash 16 – Presented by Publix   On Monday, November 11, 2018, Pro Football Hall of Famer, Jason Taylor is gearing up for what has become one of South Florida’s most popular charity events with JT’s Ping-­Pong Smash 16 Presented by Publix. Generous community members will again team up with some of the areas […]