Every child at EKO is allowed to achieve their best future via relationship-building, program inspiration, and connections to their purpose. Through healthful programming, it is hoped that children would develop good character, be physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy, and acquire the skills needed to realize their full potential.
Every Kid Outreach's Executive Director, Jermaine Reynolds, stated that his organization's mission is to equip every child with the abilities necessary to be a productive member of society.
The EKO's initiatives are extensive. The first step is to establish connections with the faculty and staff at Edgewater High School, Maitland, Lockhart, and College Park Middle Schools.
These connections frequently start in the cafeteria when EKO members inquire about the children's days and provide advice, prayers, and support. Team members have assimilated into school culture and are frequently seen guiding children to their classes, offering leadership programs, or supporting extracurricular activities.
EKO runs events off campus, like the 5th Quarter. One evening per week, about 100 youngsters participate in supervised social activities including basketball, homework assistance, one-on-one mentoring time, games, pizza, and other things. The L3 program, a 30-week life-long leadership training program offered on the campuses of six Orange County schools, and EKO Camp, a three-day weekend getaway, expand on the first program to further impact the children's faith and character-building.
Alums of Reynolds' program include NFL defender HaHa Clinton-Dix and former WNBA star Alexis Prince. "It happens on campus, but there are countless programs that we offer in the arena of mentoring and character development that takes place (on and off campus)," said Reynolds. "With Every Kid Outreach, you'll see that we begin on campus and gradually move out into the neighborhood. We like to consider ourselves the community's point of contact with the home.”
EKO's reach within this neighborhood will now grow as a result of a $30,000 contribution from the DeVos Family Foundation as part of their 30 Grants for 30 Years Initiative.
Every Kid Outreach, a school organization at Edgewater High School, assists 500 families each year. The award will enable the organization to expand its influence on adolescents navigating middle school, high school, and community life in addition to supporting the impact on the families they are presently helping.
Because of the DeVos family's efforts and support, Reynolds stated, "We are determined to continue to build up and pour into every youngster that we serve so that they can achieve their brightest future." "I want to thank you from the bottom of our hearts for continuing to support what we are doing at Every Kid Outreach," I want to say.
The most recent grant made as part of the DeVos family's 30 Grants for 30 Years Initiative is to Every Kid Outreach. Over the course of 18 months, the Initiative will see a total of $3 million donated to 30 local nonprofit organizations, supporting initiatives that will benefit children, families, and the community in Central Florida.
As the team's guardians, the Orlando Magic's chairman Dan DeVos said, "Like Every Kid Outreach, we intend to work as a liaison between our organization, the fans, who are the real stakeholders in the club, and our community." "We wanted to join forces with and honor NGOs who are carrying out important work to commemorate this 30-year milestone since there are so many amazing things occurring in the Orlando community every day. They are Central Florida's real leaders."
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