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Closing the gaps was founded in 2013 but its founders have been active in the community for over 10 years. It is our mission that all children achieve success in life. Our objective is to bring our community together by bringing attention to disparities and minimizing them through community projects and events, teen mentor and advocacy groups, and educational groups. It is our goal that all youth achieve success in life. We hope that every adolescent is awarded the same opportunities as their peers, despite his or her challenges in life. It is our mission to provide the youth in The Piedmont-Triad area a chance to progressively build their self-esteem while closing the gaps of food insecurities through an expanded array of growth strategies.
Project S.T.O.R.K. (Students Tackling Obesity while Raising Knowledge about food deserts.)
The stork program is a youth advocacy program, which brings awareness to communities who are in food deserts. This program aims to address these concerns by supplying food and resources to these neighborhoods.
Activities help the youth and community by:
• Effectively work on the food disparity and food desserts in the community
• Define and examine the characteristics of food deserts
• Identify the causes and consequences of food deserts
• Research the closes food desert to their school
• Design solutions to help residents who live in food deserts
• Food gardens
• Community services
o Healthy food
o 30 min meals
• More access to fresh food
• Partnership with local stores
• Food co-opt
• Cooking groups
We help children achieve success in school, help them avoid risky behaviors such as getting into fights and trying drugs and alcohol, and help them improve their self-confidence. We hold ourselves accountable to our supporters by regularly measuring our impact. Seeking to change the lives of children facing adversity between 6 and 18 years of age. Our network of volunteers, donors and supporters comes from all walks of life, all background and all corners of the country.
The Royal Path
Royal Path Program is a Rites of Passage for adolescents who are at a point of transition in their life. This foundation aims to enlist such individuals into a program that spans throughout the school year, grooming and molding them into outstanding citizens of society. We partner with families, volunteers, organizations and the community to inspire positive change in all. Throughout this program, enrolled candidates will complete a variety of programs and seminars to assist in their growth.
• 1-on-1 Mentoring relationships
• Life and Character Building Work Shops
• Weekly Meetings
The young people of today must cope with far more personal and social pressures than any other previous generation of youth. Early intervention through a structured mentor relationship may be able to give young people the tools and support they need to deal effectively with these pressures. Understanding the many social, psychological, and physical demands that the youth face is extremely important for any individual about to undertake the task of being a mentor.
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