I'M A STAR FOUNDATION:
Smart, Talented And Resilient youth ages 12-18 who create solutions to improve our communities. We are the next generation of servant leaders.
STARS Raise $62,427 for Unhoused
Proceeds earned in JaxHELPS Celebrity Basketball Game total highest dollar amount raised to date in history of the initiative.
Bleachers Packed for JaxHELPS!
I'm A Star Foundation hosted a packed crowd at their JaxHELPS Celebrity Basketball Game benefitting homeless students. Celebrities won
Mrs. Burney : Positively Jax Winner!
I'm A Star Foundation Executive Director Mrs. Betty Burney was awarded WJXT Channel 4's Positively Jax Winner
STARS Host Milestone 10th Let's Move Jax
Inspired by former First Lady Michelle Obama, STAR Teen Influencers are hosting their 10th Let's Move Jacksonville, sponsored by Farah and Farah. This big field day, hosted at JaxParks' Klutho Park, is focused on health, fitness and self care.
STARS Create Teen Mental Health Toolkits
I’m A Star Foundation teens created and delivered 1,000+ toolkits to students in Duval County Public Schools to empower their mental health.
STARS Featured in TODAY Show Story
I’m A Star Foundation's Malachi White made the cover of this article on TODAY Show's website. The story features I'm A Star's efforts to get Gen Z and Millennials vaccinated.
STARS Encourage Gen Z to Get Vaccine
I’m A Star Foundation and The Florida Times-Union are collaborating to inspire Gen Z and Millennials to get vaccinated. If you're between the ages of 16-40, post photos/videos to social media with hashtags #CommunityImmunity and/or #MelanatedandVaccinated
STARS & Florida Times-Union Host GIRL TALK
I’m A Star Foundation and The Florida Times-Union host GIRL TALK, a conversation among teen girls and women about the historic inauguration of the nation's first female Vice President Kamala Harris.
STARS Featured in The Grio
I’m A Star students are featured in national publication, The Grio, for making their voices heard in their Live Student Debate on Reopening Schools.
STARS Debate Reopening Schools
I’m A Star students held the debate to make youth voices heard in the adult-dominated discussion on reopening schools. A total of 38 students participated in gathering research and helping to shape the arguments.
Simone Biles Congratulates STARS
The world's most decorated Olympic gymnast Simone Biles took the time to congratulate I'm A Star students and the Class of 2020 for their #2020STRONG initiative. Click the link below to hear it in her words.
STARS Host #2020STRONG for Class of 2020
I'm A Star students partnered with production company Done and Dusted to host a national celebration for the Class of 2020. Festivities included a virtual prom with national TikTok Prom King, Queen and Group, a house party and Day of Hope.
STARS & AARP See Harriet
I'm A Star teen servant leaders met with members of AARP for an intergenerational movie date to see the movie Harriet. STAR students represented eight "risk takers" in black history and shared facts about them with seniors before watching the film.
9th Annual Let's Move Jacksonville
I'm A Star teen servant leaders plan this healthy food and fitness event each year. Hundreds of Jacksonville residents, including children, community influencers, city leaders and senior citizens came out for a fun day in the park to end childhood obesity.
STARS Host Mock Election with Elected Officials
I'm A Star Summer Leadership Academy middle school students gave speeches in mock campaigns for mayor, sheriff, city council and school board. Elected officials casted their votes!
STARS Host 2019 Leader to Leader Summit
I'm A Star students invited city, state and national leaders to collaborate on solutions to crime, bullying and transforming disengaged students into leaders.
100 STARS Teen Development Center
City Council takes a step toward building Teen Development Center in NW Jax. In partnership with the City of Jacksonville, I’m A Star Foundation and 100 Black Men of Jacksonville, Inc. will provide youth programming and staffing.
Youth Homeless Numbers
Action News Jax learned the number of homeless children in Jacksonville is down. They contacted I'm A Star Foundation as a leader in the fight to end student homelessness. Our teen servant leaders shared their thoughts on the challenges these kids face, and why they're committed to providing help.
“It was the students of Jacksonville that left a lasting impression on me… their determination, their focus, their motivation to improve the health of their communities.”
-19th U.S. Surgeon General
Dr. Vivek Murthy