Volunteer Spotlight: Jackson Pross
Jackson Pross, a rising senior at North Allegheny High School, assembled hygiene kids for Ukrainian refugees.
By Kaitlyn Nuebel
Jackson Pross grew up in Pittsburgh, and like most teenagers raised in the digital age of smartphones, social media, and 24-hour news, his access to information extends far beyond his hometown. In addition to his own experiences, his views have been framed by world events and disasters outside the city.
“I think it’s shaped me in a way—I’ve grown up seeing all these awful things happening, you know, famines and natural disasters,” Pross says. “It’s almost kind of been engrained in me that these things happen, but it’s also been engrained in me that there are people who can help those things.”
A rising senior at North Allegheny High School, Pross volunteered at Brother’s Brother Foundation and assembled hygiene kits to send to refugees in Ukraine. It’s a fitting beginning to what he hopes will be an impactful future as a Foreign Service Officer for the United States.
A career as a Foreign Service Officer “Just sounded awesome—to be able to help people on such a big and large scale,” he says. “We have it good here, might as well help other people.” To learn about how you can volunteer with Brother’s Brother Foundation, please contact Michelle Little at firstname.lastname@example.org.