Events Archive - Jason Taylor Foundation

Every Tuesday, the Jason Taylor Foundation dedicates the day to spotlighting an individual or organization that has supported our tireless efforts toward building a brighter future for the youth of the South Florida community. This week we would like to spotlight the return of JTF’s “Read to Succeed Initiative” presented by StevenDouglas. Read to Succeed, […]

  “Fear of Forgiveness”, an original poem written and performed by bluapple alum Rod, a 2019 graduate of Fort Lauderdale High School and current student at Florida International University Today’s poem, “Fear of Forgiveness” is brought to you by poet Rod, a 2019 graduate from Fort Lauderdale HS and current rising sophomore at Florida International […]

  “”, an original poem written and performed by Just John, Marnino & Chris Mazzara Poet Just John has teamed up with South Plantation High School educator and poet Christopher Mazzara and South Florida artist, educator and activist Marnino to bring us this insightful piece on how different perspectives affect the way protestors are perceived. […]

  “Game of L.I.F.E.”, an original poem written and performed by Shanieya, a bluapple Alum from Treasure Coast High School in Port St. Lucie, Florida who is currently a sophomore at Barry University in Miami Shores, Florida   Poet @sh.kur says her poem “Game of L.I.F.E.” was inspired by the sayings “life is a game” […]

  “They Hate Us”, an original poem written and performed by Sweetness, then a junior from Miami Norland Senior High School – From the 2017 Louder Than A Bomb Florida Indy Finals. On June 12th, 2016, in Orlando, Florida, a man walked into a gay nightclub, then shot and killed 49 people. “They Hate Us” […]

  “Shakespeare”, an original poem written and performed by Nyah, then a junior from Cypress Bay High School – From the 2018 Louder Than A Bomb Florida Indy Finals, presented by Ultimate Software. Poet @nyahterrilyn says she wrote this piece because of her faith in today’s artists, particularly today’s artists of color. She feels as […]

  “Unanswered Prayers”, an original poem written and performed by Desire, then a senior from Miramar High School – From the 2016 Louder Than A Bomb Florida Indy Finals In July of 2015, Sandra Bland was pulled over by a Texas State Trooper for a minor traffic violation. She was dragged from her car, forced […]

  PUENTE LA BRECHA A TRAVÉS DE TALLERES DE POESÍA   El mundo de la poesía es expansivo. Es algo utilizado por muchas personas diferentes, escrito sobre temas maravillosamente diferentes y en idiomas igualmente hermosos. Cuando era joven, crecí en el mundo de la poesía en inglés y español. Crecí con mi abuela leyéndome Pablo […]

  BRIDGING THE GAP THROUGH POETRY WORKSHOPS [HAGA CLIC AQUÍ PARA VER EL ARTÍCULO EN ESPAÑOL] The world of poetry is expansive. It is something used by so many different people, written on beautifully different topics, and in equally beautiful languages. As a young Latinx person, I grew up in both the English and Spanish […]

  The Jason Taylor Foundation’s bluapple Poetry Network is building a bridge and knocking down walls with words—El Puente! This bilingual, intergenerational creative experience will be designed for the robust Latinx community of South Florida.  Utilizing poetry as a bridge, El Puente will narrow gaps between adult immigrants hailing from numerous Spanish speaking nations and their […]