News Archives - Jason Taylor Foundation

  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 […]

  Finding the Leader In Your Art: A Step Toward Discovering Who You Want To Be By Amorette Lormil, aka “Epiphany” – bluapple Poetry Programs Staff Assistant & Teaching Artist    CLICK HERE for more info on the 9th annual Poetry & Leadership Conference or CLICK HERE to register now. It’s fast, it’s easy,  & IT’S FREE!    I was […]