What We Do
HERE ARE SOME OF THE PROJECTS WE CURRENTLY FUND
HOPE SQUAD at Destin High School, Florida
We are partnering UNITED FOR A GOOD CAUSE to bring you the Hope Squad program at Destin High School in Florida.
United For A Good Cause is a 501c3 organization that promotes the SPIRIT OF SERVICE, GIVING, UNITY and RESILIENCY while instilling HOPE among the youth.
Hope Squad is a peer-to-peer suicide prevention program. Hope Squad members are nominated by their classmates as trustworthy peers and trained by advisors. The program reduces youth suicide through education, training, and peer intervention.
FREE Suicide Prevention Gatekeeper Trainings in Okaloosa County Florida - Using QPR (Question, Refer, Persuade) program.
We are sponsoring various QPR Gatekeeper trainings to the Okaloosa County community. This one-and-a-half hour training offers any interested Okaloosa County resident (gatekeepers) tools to recognize and refer someone at risk of suicide.
As a QPR-trained Gatekeeper participants learn and are certified to:
- Recognize the warning signs of suicide
- Know how to offer hope
- Know how to get help and save a life
Each participant receives a resource book with reference information on local resources.
Our First training is on March 11, 2023 at the Destin Library.
Pre-Registration is required.
Okaloosa County Suicide Prevention Support - Okaloosa SPS
Our Foundation, together with other interested Florida pan-handle community members have established the Okaloosa County Suicide Prevention Support Program. This program is focussed on the need for broader outreach for suicide prevention awareness , intervention and postvention activities and support to everyone in the County.
Activities include fundraising, training, spreading suicide prevention, intervention and postvention information, support and resources in the county.
Under this program, we are currently conducting a Needs Assessment Survey. The purpose of this anonymous survey is to assess the public's knowledge and needs about suicide resources to determine what will best serve our community through the help of this foundation.
To Participate, please press the button below.
Also, visit the Okaloosa County Suicide Prevention Services Facebook Page or
Press the button below to go straight to the Survey.
END-Child Marriages Program in Zimbabwe
We are partnering with the American & African Youth Leadership Foundation (AAYLF) to save vulnerable girls from poverty by ending the risk of child marriage.
We believe that no girl should be robbed of her childhood, health, education and aspirations.
AAYLF funds orphans and at-risk girls from the poorest sections of Zimbabwe so that they can attend school.
The program covers all the costs including tuition, books, transportation, nutritious meals, and in some cases, provide housing so that the girls can escape child marriages and further their education.
Our Foundation is sponsoring a girl and providing supplies under this program.
Various Scholarship Funds
We are working on Scholarship Pools for vulnerable kids who are not able to participate in after school events due to poverty.
Our First program has been funding basketball uniforms to Roots Basketball Team in Salt Lake City in honor of our late board member, Coach Lonnie Zunguze.