Jonas Brother Helps Local Teen Raise Money For Her School
BLOOMFIELD HILLS (WWJ) - It’s the thrill of a lifetime for this local teen. Kiersten Olsen of Bloomfield Hills got to spend the day in Los Angeles and take part in a video with Joe Jonas as a winner of the ACUVUE 1-DAY contest, to help raise money for The Eton Academy, her school that helps kids with learning disabilities.
Olsen tells WWJ, “I’m a huge fan of the Jonas Brothers. So to actually be able to spend the day with them and talk with them and have them sitting right next to me on the grass almost like we’re on a date, it blew my mind and it still does.”
The contest asked teens to produce a 30 to 60 second video, showing what they would like to do someday. And Olsen said it didn’t take her long to figure out what she wanted to do.
“Because Eton Academy has changed my life in such a positive way, I just wanted to be able to help give that experience to other kids.” And to her shock and amazement, her video was chosen as one of the national winners.
“When I first got the email, I started freaking out. I started screaming ‘Mom, get in here.’ We all read it together and started hugging each other and jumping up and down. It was a crazy night.”
Olsen raised $5,000 selling food from a food truck. “And then the Jonas Brothers, being the generous people that they are, matched that. So I came home with $10,000 for my school.”
Olsen is still talking with her school about how to use the money, but she hopes to set up a scholarship fund to help others attend Eton Academy, since it’s an expensive school, so other kids can get the help that she received dealing with her learning disabilities.