"Through service to others, you [Jay Goldman] demonstrate the outstanding character of America and help strengthen our country" -President George W. Bush, 43rd President of The United States

Connecting with students through his story of service.

Jay Goldman is a presidential award-winning volunteer advocate and youth speaker. For the better part of twenty years, he has created grassroots community movements, has volunteered thousands of hours for various not-for-profits, and has been a passionate, outspoken advocate for community service. His initiatives have been recognized in the New York Daily News, on radio, and with examiner.com.

Jay has spoken for charitable organizations such as The Make-A-Wish Foundation, Cross-Cultural Solutions, and Ashoka's Youth Venture. He is a founding team member of Lift Up Long Island, a grassroots not-for-profit that trains students to become social entrepreneurs.

In 2007, Jay received The Call to Service, Presidential Volunteer Service Award from The Corporation for National & Community Service on behalf of President George W. Bush. Many Americans have been awarded some degree of the President's Volunteer Service Award, but very few have been awarded its highest honor, the President's Call to Service Award. An honor usually given to Americans after a lifetime of volunteer service, Jay received it at age 25.

Drawing form years of hands-on practical experience, Jay has developed a unique narrative on volunteer service by working with both local and international communities. Committed to working with youth, Jay specializes in teaching youth character education, through kindness. Jay's keynote, Impact Now, and workshop, Building Your Vision, were created from his experience working as an executive for a national seminar company. Both are tailored to compliment any school's social and emotional learning program.

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