#IWillStandWithYourSon by Champions of Change

Photo by Champions of Change, nonprofit established by brothers Jeremiah West, 12, and Joshua West, 9, young social entrepreneurs with a mission to empower youth of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to serve as “Change Agents” who look for opportunities to make an immediate and lasting impact within their communities.

About Champions of Change

Champions of Change is a nonprofit founded by 15-year-old Jeremiah West and his 13-year-old brother Joshua West. 

They established the organization in 2013, when they were just 8 and 6 years old, and their focus has always been on “little deeds that have a huge impact.”  
Jeremiah and His mother

The mission is to empower people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds to serve as “change agents” in their own communities.

Champions of Change Founders
Community Impact

Champions for Change has been involved in helping to meet the needs of underprivileged communities across the United States. Since 2013, approximately 3,000 people have been positively impacted by this organization, in the following cities : 

  • Atlanta, GA
  • Charlotte, NC
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • San Diego, CA
  • Austin, TX
  • Washington, D.C. Metro Area
  • New York, NY
  • Baltimore, MD
  • Flint, MI
  • Pittsburgh, PA
  • Buffalo, NY
  • Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Rochester, NY

About the #IWillStandWithYourSon Initiative

  • The organization’s most recent initiative, #IWillStandWithYourSon, led by now 15 year old Jeremiah West and his mother, Olivia West was inspired by 2 white women who, in the face of a continuum of racial injustice, pulled over on the side of the road one day to be a witness when she saw a young Black man being detained by a swarm of police officers.

  • All proceeds will go to create scholarships, fellowships and other programs that will benefit kids and families of color (financial literacy).

  • Champions of Change is selling t-shirts that say #IWillStandWithYourSon. For Black parents, there are t-shirts that say “Will you stand with my son?” 

  • #IWillStandWithYourSon means I will stand witness alongside your son to ensure that his interactions with law enforcement are positive ones.

    • #IWillStandWithYourSon means that I will be a source of accountability for those who are in positions of power so that they have less impunity to abuse those who are disenfranchised or marginalized. 

    • #IWillStandWithYourSon means that I will stand with your son at PTA meetings and insiste our schools should be more diverse.

    • #IWillStandWithYourSon means that I will have the courage to go against the grain on jury duty when there is truly not enough evidence to convict your son.

    • #IWillStandWithYourSon means that when I am on a search committee at my corporate job, I will use my position to actively look for ways to diversify our team and executive leadership roles. 

    • #IWillStandWithYourSon means that if I see a single mom with no car, instead of judging her, I will offer her a ride to the school meeting, assembly, game, or graduation so that she can be there to support her son.

    • #IWillStandWithYourSon means that I will put myself in your shoes as a parent of a child of color. I will do what I would want anyone to do for my own child or future children.