Jeremiah Bledsoe, an 18-year-old African American high school student from Fort Worth, Texas, has been accepted to over 40 colleges and universities and he credits his success to serving others. He also believes that his loving community has made a difference in his life.
The Nolan Catholic High School senior has received several awards, and grants for his service over the years including Hershey Heartwarming Hero, the Power of Youth Award, and Youth Service of America. Jeremiah is grateful for using his time to help people in his community. For the past 10 years, he has been visiting nursing homes and donating items to the elderly.
As he makes plans for college, Jeremiah will continue his service to the elderly. When asked what advice he has to rising high school students Jeremiah replied, “Remember, to help someone else on your journey. I think of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s words, ‘Life’s most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?”’
Jeremiah is excited about the next step. He looks forward to continuing to serve others by using social enterprises as a framework to create new solutions for societal problems. His social enterprise, J8 Creative, provides creative multi-media and content creation solutions. A percentage of the proceeds of J8 Creative supports elderly residents in senior living facilities. In addition to community service, Jeremiah enjoys participating in student activities and sports.