News Archives - Jason Taylor Foundation

  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 […]

  Cypress Bay HS and Parker Barry of Wellington Community HS Headline List of Champions For First-Ever Virtual Louder Than a Bomb Florida Poetry Festival   For the past three weeks, nearly 300 teens representing 32 different schools across five school districts participated in the 6thannual Louder Than a Bomb Florida Poetry Festival presented by […]

  bluapple Poetry Network Poet Collaborates with Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders for International Women’s Day   In recognition of International Women’s Day 2020, the Miami Dolphins Cheerleaders partnered with Sophia Liautaud, a student from the Jason Taylor Foundation’s poetry programming, to release an inspirational video celebrating all women. Back in November of 2019, the Dolphins approached JTF […]

         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 […]

  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).