Mike Rowe’s Project JumpStart Public Service Announcements Debut on Local News Stations


Mike Rowe, the former host of Discovery Channel’s ‘Dirty Jobs,’ is using his new platform, Facebook web show ‘Returning the Favor’ and new mission to give back to those who are making a difference in their respective communities.

To give back to Project JumpStart, Mike Rowe recorded two promotional spots for Project JumpStart to use, a $20,000 check to start a media fund and the help of a local ad agency to leverage their own buying power to, in effect, triple that investment in buying power. In addition, the program was presented with a check for $10,000 to be used to facilitate the removal of barriers that may prevent a student from being job-ready and successful in their new career path.

The spots are now airing on local Baltimore news stations.

Watch the full video here.

We are so grateful for the help and generosity of Mike Rowe and his foundation, mikeroweWORKS.

Looking to contribute to Project JumpStart? Attend the Build Baltimore Gala on February 23rd at the Marriott Waterfront Hotel from 7-11 pm.