WHAT DOES #4THEABILITY MEAN?
#4TheAbility is a nonprofit that connects high school athletic programs with kids who have a medical condition. The goal is to bridge the gap between the two worlds: those who can and those who cannot. #4TheAbility provides a pathway to create awareness in high school programs and strives to teach love and compassion. It offers a way for kids who cannot play to still be able to have the experience of being a part of a team and building relationships. Its endeavor is to change lives.
#4TheAbility connects high school sports programs with kids who have a medical condition — bridging the gap between those who can and those who cannot. The goal? To invigorate young lives through play, teamwork, love, compassion and relationships.
The #4TA Team
Justin Jackson (Coach Juss) was born and raised in Los Angeles, CA. He attended college at Boise State University in Boise, Idaho. He began coaching football at Timberline High School, in Boise in 2012 which became the birthplace of #4TheAbility in 2014. #4TheAbility was inspired by two close people that he tragically lost in his life, Brittiana Henderson, a friend of his and Breon Taylor, his big sister. It began as a motivation for athletes to understand, “You must put in effort, to achieve your goals. We grind #4TheAbility to be great.” Soon after, Coach Juss thought that would be a great way to encourage more people and soon influence lives. A few months later, he met Sam Lee and got his first ever ‘#4TheAbility Kid.’ Coach Juss saw an opportunity to change lives one kid at a time. In Justin’s own words:
When you lose two people that could have made an enormous positive impact in the world, you want to make sure every kid out there has the opportunity to leave their mark on society.
#4TA Kid Spotlight
…enjoys music, dancing, friends, parties and cooking. Heloves to watch football and his favorite activity is swimming. One day, he hopes to be in the Special Olympics and also wants to be a chef when he grows up. Moses is originally from the Democratic Republic of Congo and came to the US when he was 6 months old. Moses doesn’t let Down Syndrome slow him down because he has big plans for life!
All your generous contributions go to our #4TheAbility kids to help with:
- Transportation cost to and from games
- Kid’s Medical expenses
- Help parents with holiday/birthday gifts
- Admission into high school football games
- Cost of traveling to out-of-state children’s hospitals
Click on the button to be redirected to our GoFundMe page. Donations of $20 or more will receive a #4TheAbility band.