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Distinguished Finalist

Jordan Brown

Jacksonville, Florida

Jordan Brown, 17, of Jacksonville, Florida, a senior at Paxon School for Advanced Studies, co-founded and helps run “Homeless Students Empowered through Leadership Partnership and Service (H.E.L.P.S),” which has raised more than $125,000 to benefit students experiencing housing insecurity. H.E.L.P.S. raised money by holding telethons as well as a celebrity basketball game, for which Jordan helped advertise the event, secure corporate sponsorships and recruit celebrity participants.