school students and high school students with the dedication to come together; not for competition, but rather to become a stronger force in being able to serve others. Whether the goal was to rally together to play basketball, have a walk or an assembly, throw a party, write thank you cards or just make a plan for how to help the less fortunate, I have watched as these kids have become committed in unity to serve the greater good.
I have watched many young people get the chance to look from outside their bubble of everyday life and gain compassion and perspective, as well as a thankful spirit for what they have been given. JamQuest helps our youth discover what they uniquely bring to this world and let it shine! For instance, my son loved basketball and that was his passion. He wanted to create a basketball tournament that would raise awareness and funds for kids in need in Africa. But JamQuest also helped my daughter to unlock her gift of card writing and personal private expression of encouragement. She went on to start what she called “the encouragement revolution” to write cards to random people that needed words of encouragement. I have had her teachers in high school say to me, “Your daughter changed our school because of her encouragement revolution.” As a parent, to watch your child express themselves and become the best version of themselves in order to give back to the world is a wonderful thing to witness.