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Welcome to the Rod Lemon Foundation (RLF), established in 2014 to help at-risk kids in urban and low-income communities. Our goal is to inspire kids to recognize their potential and realize their dreams despite their social standings, economic challenges and community barriers. We build self-confidence and aid in transforming the life trajectories of children living in under-resourced, urban communities.
We provide youth development and mentoring programs with the objective to harness and inspire young men and women to recognize their potential and realize their dreams and become responsible citizens within their communities.
Rod Lemon Foundation offers educational scholarships to inner-city kids who excel in academics. Most inner-city kids from impoverished families are sometimes faced with the dilemma of studying or helping financially at home. These youths run the risk of dropping out of school in order to assist with the financial obligations and demands of a household as a result of being raised by a single parent. Through our scholarship program, we are able to provide the much needed financial assistance that will enable our youth the ability to focus on education.
Our scholarship program is not only financial based, but its also hands-on experiential whereby youth can obtain a scholarship to engage in educational field trips, community service initiatives and apply academic skills in solving real-world challenges. We provide crucial guidance to those seeking admission into colleges through our College Admissions Programs Partnerships.$0 donated
At the Rod Lemon Foundation, we have a thorough and comprehensive training program that focuses not only on the intellectual ability of kids, but their social aptitude. The objective is to help youths develop the academic and social skills needed to successfully transition through the various academic stages in school while educating them on how to make responsible and positive life choices.
Through a series of life skills workshops and team building activities, youths learn how to build supportive relationships, and develop self-confidence. We train our kids to enhance and develop civic, leadership and employment skills that will help them interact in a professional work environment while simultaneously continuing to strengthen their academic skills.
Our group-based activities provide kids with a chance to participate in role reversal team building workshops giving them opportunities to take on leadership roles they usually will not perceive themselves to have, thereby developing important skills such as decision making, critical thinking, and perceptive analysis. These enrichment programs ensure that those who participate in the Rod Lemon Foundation Youth Development Program have the necessary skills and opportunities that will enable them to continue to learn and grow once they graduate from the program.$0 donated
With an objective to furnish inner-city kids with technological resources and tools that will enhance their learning opportunities, build the skills and confidence needed to break the cycle of poverty and be better placed to compete in the real world, we provide a systematic and unique approach to youth development and education by addressing challenges faced by inner-city youth. Our Foundation focuses on ensuring that every household is equipped with a computer, software programs, and internet connectivity necessary to enhance learning skills.
Through this computer program, parents are more engaged in the lives of their kids. There is an increase in student achievement in literacy, math, sciences, entrepreneurship, healthy lifestyles, and leadership. The computers are donated (insert link for donating equipment) with fully incorporated software, experiential learning activities, and learning tools to make learning relevant and engaging. Our goal is to help our youth raise the bar and set high expectations for themselves, experience success, develop a passion for learning, increase school attendance, performance and improve self-confidence.$0 donated
The 6th Annual Youth-Family Summit
Students entering grades 1-6 are invited to participate in a day of fun and learning. No registration after 10:00AM. Students will receive free lunch and school supplies. Students must be present the entire day to receive school supplies. They will participate in exciting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math).
Large Group Registration Forms Due: 5:00PM on Friday, July 8
Individual / Family Registration Forms Due: 5:00PM on Friday, July 15
ELIMINATE HUNGER CAMPAIGN
The Inaugural Eliminate Hunger In Our Community (EHIOC) Campaign, will be held in conjunction with Anniston High School Homecoming Weekend on October 1, 2016, at Zinn Park in Anniston, Alabama. The EHIOC campaign will provide much needed grocery bags to Veterans and Grandparents in the impacted area. RLF goal is to be able to assist over 500 plus Veterans and Grandparents with this event and provided much needed food supplies.