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18-year-old African-American boy gains admission to 40 US universities 10 years after serving his community

18-year-old African-American, Jeremiah Bledsoe has achieved remarkable success of earning acceptance to 40 universities across the United States 10 years after serving his community.

Jeremiahh, from Fort Worth, Texas, has been accepted to over 40 colleges and universities in the United States. He credits his success to serving others and also believes that his loving community has made a difference in his life.

He graduated from Nolan Catholic High School where he received several awards and grants for his service over the years. Jeremiah was awarded the Hershey Heartwarming Hero Award for his community service initiative to support the elderly.

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For the past 10 years, he has been visiting local nursing homes and donating items to elderly residents. Jeremiah also received the Power of Youth Award and Youth Service of America.

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Talking about why he decided to target the elderly, he said his action is as regards the United Nations SDGs goals about the global pandemic.

“The United Nations Sustainable Development Goals help us to identify global issues. I selected SDG 3: Health because we are living during a global pandemic and we cannot leave our elders behind,” he said.

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Jeremiah said he is grateful for using his time to help people in his community. He stated that as he is moving towards college, he will continue his service to the elderly and advised other students to take on the same path.

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 “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?” he said.

Jeremiah said he is excited about the next step of his life and 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 is J8 Creative which provides creative multi-media and content creation solutions. He mentioned that a percentage of the proceeds of J8 Creative supports elderly residents in senior living facilities.

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