STARZ 24 IS A FOUNDATION WITH FOCUS ON CHILDREN, YOUTH, AND THE COMMUNITIES AROUND THEM.
PROVIDING ENRICHMENT TO CHILDREN THROUGH COMMUNITY EVENTS AND YOUTH PROGRAMS
JOSH NORMAN YOUTH CENTER
Josh Norman reviews designs for the new Josh Norman (STARZ 24) Youth Center in Greenwood, South Carolina, which is scheduled to open in 2020.
IMPORTANCE OF COMMUNITY
“When I was younger, there wasn’t that much violence other than rare shootings and occasional fights to squash some disagreements. But when I left Greenwood for school and was blessed to be drafted in 2012, I learned that my hometown had the number one murder rate in South Carolina. I was stunned. I never knew it could get to that point. Then I realized what had happened. When they closed the [Seaboard Recreational Center], kids didn’t know where to go. So naturally, they got into gangs and the wrong crowds. They got involved in a world where they didn’t belong.”
GIVING IN PUERTO RICO
After Josh Norman gave $100,000 to aid Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria, STARZ 24 and the Boys & Girls Clubs of America teamed up to raise additional funds for children and families still affected by the disaster.
AID TO MEXICO CITY
STARZ 24 sends aid to Mexico City after a devastating earthquake. To honor the victims, Josh Norman also wears these custom hand-painted cleats by artist Charlie Kirihara, inspired by the Mexican flag and the crest of the Mexico national soccer team.
FLINT WATER CRISIS
Josh visits Flint, Michigan with Demario Davis to deliver trucks of bottled water during the ongoing water crisis.
HELPING DIGITAL PIONEERS
After a fire struck a STEM school two weeks before the start of the school year, STARZ 24 jumped into action to help rebuild. Teaming up with The Players Coalition, Josh Norman presented the academy with a $60,000 grant.
“It means everything, just to be able to be a part of something that gives back to children and helping kids develop and have the resources to develop their cognitive skills.” – Josh Norman
DANCING FOR STARZ 24
Josh: “I met these talented ballet dancers at the Loudoun School of Ballet when I was rehearsing for ‘Dancing with the Stars.’ I have tremendous respect for their stamina, strength and commitment to the demanding sport of dance. Yes, sport. I am honored to be invited to join them on stage and to have another opportunity to dance in support of STARZ 24”
RAISING FUNDS FOR MAKER SPACERS
Josh Norman and STARZ 24 raised over $100,000 during their annual, “A Night With The Starz” event for “Imagination Team Rooms”. The STEM-based makerspaces will be installed in several inner-city middle and high schools to serve as collaborative learning spaces for kids to learn the teamwork, training, and tech necessary to excel in and outside of the classroom.
STARZ 24 FASHION SHOW
Partnering with the YMCA, Dance Fever, and several local merchants, STARZ 24 hosts a kids fashion show for ages 4-17 with a number of door prizes for the community of Greenwood, North Carolina.
DIPLOMACY IN EDUCATION
GLOBAL INITIATIVE FOR EQUAL ACCESS TO EDUCATION
MEETING WITH THE MINISTER OF EDUCATION FOR AFGHANISTAN
Josh met with the Minister of Education for Afghanistan, Dr M. Mirwais Balkhi, in Washington, DC to discuss key initiatives in education.
STARZ 24 will be exploring FDI in the not-for-profit social enterprise venture space in 2020.
STARZ24 Impact Map
LET'S KEEP IT GOING.
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