JTaylor, Author at Jason Taylor Foundation

  JASON TAYLOR FOUNDATION ANNOUNCES ARRAY OF 2022 POETRY CONTESTS   The Jason Taylor Foundation has kicked off the new year with a full array of poetry contests through its Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network. Students of all ages will have an opportunity to share their voice and showcase creative writing skills, as contests exist […]

Cool Gear For The School Year, an original program of the Jason Taylor Foundation, each year provides a unique “back to school’ shopping experience for 60 underserved children from Broward and Miami-Dade Counties. Hosted by Old Navy at Tower Shops in Davie, the program provides each child with a $300 gift card and pairs him or […]

  Jason Taylor Foundation to Hold Garage Sale   Over the course of his nearly two-decade-long commitment to South Florida’s children in need, Jason Taylor, the legendary Miami Dolphins defender and member of the Pro Football Hall of Fame, has hosted countless programs and events to further the mission of the Jason Taylor Foundation.  During […]

  Why We Established Cool Gear for the School Year by Jason Taylor   I didn’t grow up with much. My Mom busted her tail, working at least two jobs per day to make sure we were fed and had a place to live, but I’d be lying if I said I didn’t know what […]

  Shawntee’ Herring Named Director of Jason Taylor Foundation’s Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network   A “new” but familiar face has officially joined the Jason Taylor Foundation as Shawnteè Herring was named the Director of Omari Hardwick bluapple Poetry Network Programs. For the past eight school years, Mrs. Herring has served as the bluapple club sponsor […]

  bluapple Poetry Summer Writing Workshops     As a student in high school, I wish I’d had the chance to hone my poetry writing during the summer alongside students my age who had lived the same experiences as I did and who used poetry as a creative outlet. I wish there had been workshops […]

  BCPS PARTNERS WITH JTF, UKG & CAGEMASK TO PROTECT STUDENT-ATHLETES FROM COVID-19   HOLLYWOOD, FL – Spring football is getting ready to begin across Broward County Public Schools (BCPS), and this season, high school players will have an additional layer of protection against COVID-19. Thanks to partnerships with the Jason Taylor Foundation and UKG (Ultimate Kronos […]

  ISABELLA RAMIREZ NAMED 2021 SOUTH FLORIDA YOUTH POET LAUREATE   FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – The Jason Taylor Foundation will celebrate Isabella Ramirez, the 2021 South Florida Youth Poet Laureate (SFYPL) this Friday evening, April 30th, during the organization’s monthly teen open mic “The VoiceBox” from 7:00-9:00 PM. Ramirez, a senior currently attending Alexander W. Dreyfoos School of the Arts […]

  ISABELLA VARGAS OF GATOR RUN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NAMED WINNER IN JASON TAYLOR FOUNDATION’S “BLU IS FOR APPLES” POETRY CONTEST IN PARTNERSHIP WITH HOFFMAN’S CHOCOLATES     Isabella Vargas, a third-grade student at Gator Run Elementary School in Weston, Fla., was recently named the Grand Prize Winner of the Jason Taylor Foundation’s Fifth Annual blu […]