Jordin Sparks Brings Songs, Smiles and Teddy Bears to Houston

This month we celebrated 10 years of the Jordin Sparks Experience at the Super Bowl in Houston.  It was amazing!  The best part were the three Teddy Bear Picnics that we held during the week.  The photos and videos speak for themselves.

We all hung out with the kids making Valentines, eating pizza, playing basketball and racing outside and at each one she presented the bears with an inspirational message and sang songs.  It was super encouraging for everyone there…even the grown ups!

If this doesn’t warm your heart, we don’t know what else will!  Check out all the smiles that were created!

Teddy Bear Picnic #1 at Bo’s Place:

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Teddy Bear Picnic #2 at The Women’s Home:

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This little girl LOVES her Teddy Bear! Click here to watch!

Teddy Bear Picnic #3 at The Forge for Families:

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Make sure to watch this video!

Doesn’t it look like fun? Don’t all kids deserve a special Teddy Bear?  If you’d like more info on how you can make a difference and sponsor a Teddy Bear Picnic, contact us!

xo,

Jordin, Jodi, & Nichet

The M.A.D. Girls

P.S.  A special thank you to Houston Texans’ Christian Covington and Wiesner Auto for graciously donating their time and transportation!  We love you!

Jordin Sparks Experience 2017

Jordin Sparks Experience 10 Year Anniversary
Jordin Sparks Experience 10 Year Anniversary

Here we go again!  We are celebrating 10 years of making a difference during the Super Bowl!  Since 2008 we, along with Jordin and PJ Sparks have dedicated the week prior to the Super Bowl to community service and promoting awareness for various causes. We call it the Jordin Sparks Experience.  Our mission is to leave a positive footprint in each Super Bowl city we visit, and we believe we have done that!  From the Miami Children’s Hospital, to Sheltering Wings in Indianapolis, to the Ryan House in Phoenix, to George Mark House in the Bay area…we’ve been “around the block” to these wonderful places and more.  What a blessing!

Thank you for your support and encouragement over the years…for pushing us to keep doing what we’re doing.  We appreciate you and all the people we’ve met along the way.

xo,

The M.A.D. Girls

 

A Day in the Life … A Jordin Sparks Diary

jordin-0to60-nfl-play-60A Day in the Life of Jordin Sparks

How the award winning singer & songwriter sped up the quest for healthier kids at the #0to60 Event with the NFL, Fuel Up to Play 60, and the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition…

6:30 AM: Rise and shine Denver! I woke up extra early this morning to get ready for today’s event. After grabbing a healthy breakfast of my shake and a banana, I met with my hair and makeup artist to get glammed for the show.

7:30 AM: I’m picked up from the hotel and driven to Allendale Elementary School in Arvada, Colorado. I marvel at the mountains we pass by during our drive – the scenery here is truly breathtaking!

8:00 AM: We arrive at Allendale Elementary, and start our sound check to make sure that our equipment is set up properly. We finish right before we get word that the kids are about to get here, so we run to a room in the back where I can get ready before the big surprise.

8:45 AM: I was a little sleepy on the way to the school this morning, but as soon as I heard the voices of all the excited students filling up the gymnasium, I perked right up! I sneak a peek at all the kids and start to get nervous. Even though I’ve performed hundreds of times, seeing the energy from the crowd always gives me an adrenaline rush.

9:15 AM: I watched the announcement of the 2016 NFL Hometown Grant from the back of the room, and heard the great news that this year, the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports & Nutrition will match the NFL’s contribution to promote health and wellness in schools through the Fuel Up to Play 60 program. The Foundation’s contribution will enable more schools to get active by adopting the Presidential Youth Fitness Program. Since playing outside and participating in sports were an important part of my childhood and my charity, The M.A.D. Girls #madkids program, I’m really happy that these school districts will be able to support their students through use of the grant money and the fitness program.

9:20 AM: My hands start to shake as I listen for the emcee to announce my name, and when he does, I run into the gymnasium to hundreds of energetic students! I can’t help but smile when I see how excited they are, and I take a few minutes to let them know why being active is so important to me. This is all being streamed live on my Facebook page…shaking and all! Finally, I get to perform “One Step at a Time” and dance with the audience, which is a perfect introduction into the next part of my appearance, which is…

9:35 AM: …the debut of my new song, which is called, “#0to60!”. I recorded this song for the new #0to60 campaign from the National Foundation on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports, & Nutrition. We played the song while we lead the kids through some warm up stretches and then a fun exercise routine to get their hearts pumping and bodies moving! It’s surreal to see so many people being physically active to a song I recorded, and I’m glad the crowd seems to enjoy the song as much as I do!

10:00 AM: Now that the assembly is over, we head outside to participate in a physical0to60 nfl jordin play 60.jpg activity clinic with the Denver Broncos cheerleaders and Miles, the Broncos mascot. I volunteered to lead some of the exercise stations, and in the process, worked up a sweat myself! I think chasing after students should definitely count as my workout for the day…

10:50 AM: After the clinic, I meet up with a few reporters to do some interviews on behalf of the NFL, Fuel Up to Play 60, and the #0to60 campaign. I get to talk about my 3 favorite things, which is music, football, and helping kids, so the interviews are fun and go by quickly.

3:15 PM: After swinging by the hotel to grab my luggage, I get ready to fly back home. I’m exhausted, but had an amazing time premiering the song and getting active with the students. Thank you to the National Foundation, NFL and Fuel Up to Play 60 for their efforts to support students across the country. I’m excited to continue our work to inspire students and adults across the country to go from #0to60 every day!

~Jordin

For more information about #0to60, visit 0to60fitness.org.

xo,

The M.A.D. Girls

Spark A Tattoo Revolution with Jordin Sparks!

The M.A.D. Girls have partnered with Tattoos for a Cause and Jordin Sparks to help save a child’s life.  Little Zahara is in need of a bone marrow transplant.  Now through October 31st, 2016 you can help start a revolution!  Here are the ways you can help:

1.)  Go to www.tattoosforacause.com and follow your heart!  You can download a tattoo designed by Jordin Sparks and her tattoo artist of choice, A.J. Larson. It really  is beautiful and the artwork has many hidden meanings within it!

2.) “Go” to this Facebook event!  Don’t worry, you won’t get a million notifications.  It’s informational.  But when you DO “go” it shows up in your timelines and you can help create a buzzzzzz!

3.) Share these images on social media with the hashtag #sparkatattoorevolution and when you get inked with the tattoo (or color it with crayons,) take a pic and post it!

 

THANK YOU!

xo,

The M.A.D. Girls

 

Get your SMILE on with Jordin Sparks & Crest to Make A Difference

She has the  most beautiful smile we’ve ever seen.  We’re biased, but it’s true!  Now she is lending those pearly whites to help make a difference in the lives of kids and bring awareness to poor oral health and it’s connection to self-esteem in kids.  She has teamed up with Crest for their Healthier Smiles Project!  Yay for Crest and Jordin for using their platforms for good!

So take a pic and post it with #healthiersmilesproject through 9/30 and Crest will donate another 5 tubes of toothpaste.  It’s so easy! And then ask your peers…Jordin’s slogan and campaign, “I’m M.A.D. Are You?” and encourage them to do the same!

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” Hey guys…need your help. I’ve teamed up w/ the @Crest #HealthierSmilesProject to support a toothpaste donation to @FeedingAmerica. Why? Because I found out kids w/ poor oral health are 3X more likely to miss school – we can help change that! Crest is already donating half a million tubes of toothpaste to those who need it most, but WE can donate even more! Just take & share a pic of your healthy smile w/#HealthierSmilesProject on Instagram, Facebook or Twitter through 9/30 & Crest will donate another 5 tubes, up to 100,000. Get your smile on! Learn more: http://bit.ly/HealthierSmilesProject

xo,

The M.A.D. Girls

We know that Sickle Cell Sux. Do you?

Sickle Cell Anemia

September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month and we’ve got something fun for you coming soon!  Did someone say Tattoos, a cute little girl, and Jordin Sparks?  Stay tuned!

In the meantime, read up on it.  Go here to learn about it: www.sicklecelldisease.org

Make a difference!  Check out Bold Lips For Sickle Cell, take a selfie in some lipstick and post it on social media!  Use these hashtags  #boldlipsforsicklecell and #sicklecellsux (the name of our awareness campaign.)

Or encourage someone fighting this painful disease with a kind word or gesture.

Or buy a t-shirt, put it on, and post a pic on social media with the hashtag #sicklecellsux.

xoxo,

The M.A.D. Girls

Kids, Families Line Up For Annual Dream Center Back-To-School Backpack Giveaway In Echo Park

The L.A. Dream Center is making a difference!  M.A.D. Ambassador Club member and founder of the I’m M.A.D. Are You? campaign, Jordin Sparks and The M.A.D. Girls, Inc Sr. VIP Nichet Smith were there to help!

“…Thousands of school children from impoverished Los Angeles neighborhoods will receive free school supplies in Echo Park on Saturday as part of the Dream Center’s annual “Back To School Bash.”

Source: Kids, Families Line Up For Annual Dream Center Back-To-School Backpack Giveaway In Echo Park

Check it out!

xo,

The M.A.D. Girls

Orange For Wendy! May is Melanoma Awareness Month!

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Spa day with Wendy when they dyed their hair orange:)

May is the month that we promote awareness about Melanoma by posting about taking care of your skin, wearing sunscreen, and getting skin checks! It’s also when we honor our dear Wendy who passed away in May of 2008 by wearing her favorite color…orange.  If you’d like to help spread awareness and take the #orangeforwendy challenge too, post something about Melanoma or post something orange EVERY DAY this month!  We will RT and help create the buzzzzz!  Use the following hashtags:

#orangeforwendy #IMAY #melanoma

Click below to see #orangeforwendy posts from those making a difference by spreading the word about Melanoma!

#orangeforwendy on Twitter!

#orangeforwendy on Facebook!

Side Note:  While Jordin, Jodi, and PJ were filming this video in LA, they got the call to come home.  Wendy was declining quickly. They drove as fast as they could to get to her in AZ.  When they got there, they ordered pizza, helped with a treatment and played with her hair.  They knew she didn’t have long and knew she would get a kick out of this video and showed it to her. (watch until the very end:) She saw it before anyone…she was the 1st.   It was the last smiles they shared together.  She died that night.

xoxo,

The M.A.D. Girls

❤ RIP Wendy

 

Jordin Sparks Limited Edition T-Shirt!

PLEASE SHARE 🙂  We are launching a fundraiser in conjunction with International Women’s Day!  When you buy this t-shirt a minimum of $10 will be donated to The M.A.D. Girls!  Funds will support our new mentoring program for young ladies called Spark Something.  Get yours now while you can!  The are super cute!

When you get your shirt, put it on and take a selfie!  Post on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and more!   Also, SHARE THIS POST (publicly if you can,) repost others’ posts, and retweet! Share with your friends!  The more you share the more YOU can help make a difference! Jordin and TMG will too!

Use hashtag #IMAY 

www.revealproject.com/jordin

Check out Jordin’s social media to see her own selfies and pics in the t-shirt and thank you for your support.  We will see you on social…don’t forget to use the hashtag #IMAY

Click here to purchase your very own #IMAY Tee!!

If you would like to put a banner on your website we would love that!  Just contact us and we will send it to you.

xoxo,

The M.A.D. Girls

Jordin Sparks to perform at Health In Key Gala

Jordin will be performing 9/17  in NY at the Hip Hop Public Health’s benefit gala called “Health In Key”  hosted by Doug E. Fresh.  The M.A.D. Girls and Jordin have partnered with HHPH for the last few years to promote health and fitness to school aged children.  For tickets go here: Health In Key Gala

Here’s a video we recorded having fun with Doug E. Fresh in the recording studio after recording the “Everybody” video for HHPH that included Dr. Oz too!

Your Support Will Help Fund Our Life Saving Cutting-Edge Multimedia Health Curricula For Under Privileged Children And Expand Our Reach To Schools In New York City And Beyond.

xo,

The M.A.D. Girls