A Georgia native, Jukes now attends Butler University in Indianapolis and plans to receive his B.A. in Mechanical Engineering and Mathematics in 2010.
In addition to operating Jukes Foundation for Kids and continuing his education, Avery is also a standout player for the Butler Bulldog basketball team. Jukes' experiences as a student-athlete has allowed him to travel to many places, but no place has yet to inspire him like his trip to Uganda. Last year Jukes helped build a new primary school with seven classrooms, a headmaster's office and a library. Every year, Jukes visits Uganda and continue providing hands-on humanitarian services.
The Jukes Foundation for Kids works with other organizations, volunteers and donors to raise funds that will benefit children in the United States and Uganda. We also deliver and distribute books, clothing and other donated charitable goods.
Other efforts are aimed to build awareness for the Jukes Foundation for Kids and encourage individuals to give help where they can. We employ grassroots methods to attract people who are willing to help us deliver our promise of change.