Kenneth W. Jackson Jr.- Director of Community Relations
Kenneth W. Jackson Jr. was born in Sherman, Texas. He is a father, husband, son, friend and entrepreneur. While running his own branding and design company for 8 years he has also found time to complete his Ministers training in pursuit of his PH.d in Theology.
Starting at the age of 5 Kenneth knew he was going to be an athlete. Running on the very track his father blazed and the field he scored numerous touchdowns on he was destined to be better than average. Both parents being two sport all-Americans he felt inclined to follow in their footsteps. Starting in Pop Warner ball he won 3 straight championships and received the most inspirational award all three years as well as offensive MVP and team MVP two separate years. Kenneth also received the Paul Robeson award for achieving a 4.0 GPA three consecutive years. Moving to Covington, WA, Kenneth attended Kentlake High school where he broke numerous records on the football field and track. Kenneth was a highly decorated athlete to say the least.
- ALL-STATE Defensive Back his Sr. Year.
- ALL- STATE Wide Receiver
- 1st Team ALL-SPSL Defensive Back (Soph, Jr., Sr. Year)
- 1st Team ALL-SPSL Wide Receiver (Jr. and Sr. Year)
- State Champion- 4×100 Relay 2001
- Team Record Holder- 100, 200, 400, Long Jump
- Team Record Holder- 4×400 and 4×100 Relay
Kenneth has seen first hand what children go through without positive role models in their lives. Running a foundation DAD n ME for 4years he’s witnessed children in broken, fatherless, and motherless homes. He is until this day constantly in the community advocating for them. He has worked with HABITAT for HUMANITY, WORLD VISION, AMERICORPS, and more to help rebuild the next generation. Having 4 children ( son, 3 daughters ) of his own and being married for 12-years Kenneth knows the impact that a great mentor can make.
“Family outside of GOD is the most important structure in your life.” Many people in this world fall victim to so many different vices because of the lack of family. Although Kenneth has had a firm foundation, many played key roles in making him the man he is today. “Family doesn’t stop at the blood line although we have that concept. At times in life friend, mentors etc. treat us better than our blood ever has.”
At the age of 14 Kenneth witnessed one of his Aunts deal with major drug addictions and 5 of his younger cousins being stripped from their family by the state. Seeing the hurt and the pain that his parents went through battling to get them out of the system was painful. With that vivid picture painted in his mind; overcoming the odds was became the only way of living for a young Jackson.
The harder the obstacle, the more glory in achieving it.
Reasons for joining SforS: Seeing with my own eyes that this wasn’t just another athlete starting a charity out of obligation sparked my interest. After hearing Reggie Jones speak in person and the story behind his life and his drive to help the children I wanted to do whatever I could to be involved. The passion and drive that the leader of this foundation has is unmatched. I would put this foundation and its leader up against any because there is truly something new and improved that will be hard to even think about replicating, it’s truly special, and who doesn’t want to be apart of something that is on pace to be legendary when it comes to impacting children’s lives.