Youth Development Initiatives
The Parade Foundation stands committed to making a difference for our community’s youth and is seeking to leverage partnerships and collaboration in making a positive difference in the lives we come in contact with.
A great example is our scholarship program, which encourages our sponsors and other donors to provide direct funding for scholarships but also stay in touch with the students they help so that they can track their progress as they go through their college years.
The Foundation has also supported a computer mentoring program, and has adopted the Rays of Hope Youth group in hopes of not only providing mentoring and life skills training, but assistance with fundraising to facilitate travel and experiences that these at risk youth might not otherwise have.
Finally, the Foundation encourages volunteers of all ages and each year involves young people in various aspects of running our non-profit organization and executing our events, providing a learning opportunity while allowing them to honor Dr. King’s legacy of service.
If you would like to support our youth initiatives, have ideas for enhancing our programs, or want to otherwise get involved please fill out the contact form below: