High School: Francis Parker School
College: University of Pennsylvania
Jacob is not a mere passerby — he looks the world in the eye and takes it by storm. As the founder of the Theater of Peace, Jacob has dedicated himself to awakening youth and peers to the detrimental effects of such major school issues as bullying. With the detail he uses approaching all areas of life, Jacob’s theater touches on needs catered to each school and interacts face-to-face with small groups. Whether it’s with his peers in a plethora of school groups, speaking at conferences or interning in the community, Jacob is a leader of practical change. His resounding positive voice will undoubtedly impact those in his new University of Pennsylvania community.
Words I live by:
“Art is not a mirror to reflect the world, but a hammer with which to shape it.”