John Daniels IV
"Let no one look down on [you because of] your youth, but be an example and set a pattern for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith, and in [moral] purity" - 1 Timothy 4:12
Hi, I'm John W. Daniels IV, a sophomore at Marquette University High School in Milwaukee. The ethos of cura personalis, or "caring for the whole person," is something that resonates deeply with me and has shaped my character and leadership style.
I founded and serve as Principal of Pontem, a hub for young aspiring investors and entrepreneurs like myself, with the mission to bridge the gap in financial literacy. I believe that financial empowerment starts with making informed decisions, and I'm committed to helping my peers achieve just that. This year in 2023, I launched Swing2Win, a unique program that connects students with influential business leaders in Milwaukee through the game of golf. It's all about learning, networking, and growing, both personally and professionally.
At school, the emphasis on cura personalis has played a pivotal role in molding me into the person I am today. I serve as the Vice President of Milwaukee's Jack and Jill of America chapter, where I work with other young leaders and community partners to tackle issues affecting youth empowerment and education.
But my commitment to making a difference isn't just local; it's global. I work part-time as an Admin Assistant for Alive Inc. Milwaukee, an organization that aims to make a tangible impact in our local community and has funded mission work across the globe in places such as Nairobi and Laikipia counties in Kenya. My passion for travel has taken me to places like St. Barth, St. Lucia, St. Martin, London, Paris, Shanghai, Beijing, and Monte-Carlo. Wherever I go, I make it a point to collaborate with religious organizations and local communities to contribute to youth education efforts. My experiences abroad, including my involvement in the Ignatian Global Scholars pilot program, have fueled my desire to contribute to global economic development and support underserved communities.
In everything I do, whether it's in Milwaukee or halfway across the world, I strive to embody the principle of cura personalis. It's not just about leadership; it's about empathy and active involvement in bettering the lives of others. I'm excited to continue this journey and create positive change on both local and international scale