News Archives - Jason Taylor Foundation

Eighteen years ago, Jason Taylor established his non-profit organization to build a better future for South Florida’s children in need with a focus on health care, education, and quality of life. Sports have played a very small role in the Jason Taylor Foundation’s programming, despite Taylor’s Hall of Fame football career…until now! This fall, the […]

One of the most iconic symbols associated with Pro Football Hall of Fame Enshrinement is the bronze bust that is crafted to memorialize each gridiron legend. In 2017, Jason Taylor was introduced to sculptor, Ben Hammond, who was commissioned to capture the former Miami Dolphins defender’s likeness for its forever football home in Canton, Ohio. […]

HANDTEVY JOINS FORCES WITH THE JASON TAYLOR FOUNDATION In July 2004, Jason Taylor, the Miami Dolphins legend and Pro Football Hall of Famer, established the Jason Taylor Foundation, a 501(c)(3) organization. The Foundation’s mission is to support and create programs that facilitate the personal growth and empowerment of South Florida’s children in need by focusing […]

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: April 7, 2022 CONTACT: Shawntee` Herring Seth Levit  PHONE: (954) 424-0799 JASON TAYLOR FOUNDATION CONGRATULATES  AMANDA BUDEJEN – 2022 SOUTH FLORIDA YOUTH POET LAUREATE FT. LAUDERDALE, FL – The Jason Taylor Foundation is pleased to announce that Amanda Budejen has earned the honor of being named South Florida Youth Poet Laureate (SFYPL) […]

  VOICEBOX IS BACK THIS FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 25!     ABOUT THE OPEN MIC VoiceBox is a monthly series of open mic nights for teens hosted by the Jason Taylor Foundation in partnership with the ArtServe. Usually held on the last Friday of every month, VoiceBox is currently held in person and runs from 7 […]

  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 […]

  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 […]