Pivotal Moment with Nikitta Foston

Meet the 12-year-old Marvel Superhero who inspired Barack Obama and LeBron James

July 17, 2020

"You don't have to wait to be great," says 12-year-old Marvel Superhero, Jahkil Jackson. "Become a change agent now." And change the world he has.


Inspired by a visit to a homeless shelter, Jackson decided he wanted to help. At just 5-years-old, he created Blessing Bags, filled with toiletries to distribute to the nation's homeless, from Chicago to Los Angeles and every stop in between.


Now, Jackson is a CNN Hero, a member of LeBron James' Always Believe campaign, and most recently, a Marvel Superhero. Check out his show, Make Way for Jahkil, part of Marvel's Hero Project, on Disney+. Jackson's vision has captured worldwide recognition and the attention of entertainers, athletes, and industry leaders.


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