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Jordan Nance overcomes autism to form Amazingly Awesome Kids Club

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HENRICO COUNTY, Va. -- What started out as a class project in Henrico has turned into a worldwide company and movement to stamp out bullying. Jordan Nance, 11, is making a big impact in the lives of children by improving their self-esteem one kind act at a time through his Amazingly Awesome Kids Club. Nance started the on-line club last year.

"Jordan has always had a big heart, he has always been the kid who looked out for the little guy," Jordan’s mother Tina said.

While most CEO’s worry about shareholders, Jordan is concerned with holding mom’s hand in public. He does not have a business degree, in fact, he has not even finished with middle school.

 Jordan Nance

Jordan Nance

"I want to make it really huge. Who wouldn’t feel good with their hard work paying off," Jordan said about his web-based company designed to empower young people targeted by bullies.

Living with autism and ADHD, Jordan found himself taunted in school.

"It hasn’t been easy for him," his mother said. "This has given him a purpose. He really thrives on the fact that he inspires kids."

Jordan has organized back to school drives and fed the homeless in Richmond’s Monroe Park. He said he wanted to spread the word that by doing positive things, you become Amazingly Awesome.

"You have to treat people the way you want to be treated," Jordan said.

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"Bullying is NEVER ok!"

Jordan's Impact

Terry Cavet’s son, Carlos, is a card carrying member of Jordan's club. Carlos’ left arm was severely burned as an infant. When he was younger playground bullies launched hurtful, verbal assaults that left Carlos isolated. But since he discovered Jordan’s club, Carlos’ self-esteem has soared.

"Jordan is a super kid. Amazingly Awesome," Terry Cavet said. "I think Carlos recognized the good Jordan does and what he stands for."

Carlos Cavet

Carlos Cavet

Most businesses focus on profitability, but making sure children reach the top is Jordan’s bottom line.

"I am very, very, very happy," Jordan said. "I just want to keep my company running and keep helping kids."

Joining the Amazingly Awesome Kids Club is free, all you do is log on and take the pledge and print out your membership card. At last check there are hundreds of members in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom.

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