Osjah Castro – Young Girl With Big Vision

Osjah Castro, a homeschooled 7th grader, has a knack for finding community problems and figuring out ways to solve them. A volunteer since kindergarten, Osjah has taken on many volunteer projects.

Last year she adopted Timucuan Elementary School and supplied 700 students with backpacks, school supplies, socks and jackets and held a fundraising event to supply them with money for special needs.

Former Miss America, Erica Dunlap and Osjah Castro

She even got a former Miss America and a Jets player to speak to the kids and hosted a pizza party.  She also held Stockings for Soldiers, an event to ship Christmas stockings to Afghanistan to brighten the holiday for the troops and held local food drives for community needs.

Because of Oshja’s dedication to making her community a better place, the lives of people in our own community and overseas have been brightened. Osjah is currently working to make her group, Osjah’s Wish, an official nonprofit.  HandsOn Jacksonville will honor Osjah’s outstanding volunteer efforts at Celebrate!GOOD on April 19th!

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One Response to Osjah Castro – Young Girl With Big Vision

  1. Ellen Wiss says:

    Thank you Osjah for your commitment to our community – we are so lucky to have you in it! You’re an inspiration!

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