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Thank you Daniel Norris!

Detroit Tigers pitcher and friend of the Foundation, Daniel Norris, recently invited five just keep livin students and two JKL teachers out to Angel Stadium to watch his Tigers take on the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim. The JKL crew received the VIP treatment, including the opportunity to come out onto the field to watch batting practice before the game! The students really enjoyed meeting Daniel himself and learning about his journey to the MLB and the way his motto to “just keep livin” has helped him remain resilient and positive despite the challenges he has faced throughout his journey. The kids especially got a kick out of seeing the phrase “just keep livin” stitched... Read more »

just keep livin Foundation Expanding to Cleveland

What’s Matthew McConaughey been doing in Cleveland recently? In addition to filming his upcoming film, White Boy Rick, he’s also been working hard to bring our just keep livin afterschool fitness and wellness program to two local high schools he developed a soft spot for while filming nearby – John Adams and Martin Luther King Jr. Matthew recently chatted with Katie Couric for Yahoo News about the affinity he’s developed for the resilient city and what he hopes to bring to students there through the j.k. livin program. Check out the piece here: https://www.yahoo.com/katiecouric/matthew-mcconaughey-living-cleveland-144021747.html

Beach Day with the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation

For our JKL Los Angeles End of the Year Celebration, we were thrilled to team up with our friends at the Jimmy Miller Memorial Foundation. This organization is doing remarkable work through providing free ocean therapy classes and surf lessons to veterans, foster children and inner city youth. On Saturday, May 20th, we brought over 90 JKL students to El Porto Beach in the South Bay for a day filled with sunshine, laughter, physical challenges, and peer to peer motivation. For many of our students, it was their first time getting on a surfboard and for some, it was even their first time in the ocean. The event itself helped bring to life the four... Read more »

Lip Sync Battle Field Trip

The just keep livin program at Animo Inglewood Charter High School recently had the chance to visit the set of Spike TV’s hit show “Lip Sync Battle,” thanks to our generous friends at Casey Patterson Entertainment. This was an amazing experience for both students and staff who were treated like VIP guests throughout the duration of the field trip. The afternoon kicked off for our JKL students in their very own VIP area where they were able to watch a live taping of the show. Host LL Cool J gave multiple shout-outs to JKL during the taping which made our students go crazy! Celebrities Rumer Willis and Bryshere Y. Gray battled it out and put... Read more »

Mack, Jack & McConaughey 2017 – That’s a Wrap!

From April 19th – 22nd, the just keep livin Foundation team was in Austin, TX for our annual “Mack, Jack & McConaughey” (MJ&M) fundraiser. This is our fourth year partnering with Texas coaching legend Mack Brown and recording artist Jack Ingram on this joint fundraising effort. The festivities consisted of several fun-filled events including a golf tournament, a Jason Wu fashion show presented by Neiman Marcus, and two nights of live music featuring performances by Miranda Lambert, Kris Kristofferson, Little Big Town and many more! A fantastic time was had by all, and most importantly, we were able to raise more than $2.5 million to help empower kids! We are honored to be one of... Read more »