Young Royals Enrichment Inc

What if a child made your heart smile ?

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Founding Story: Share a story about a key experience or spark that helps the network understand why this project got started or a story about how you became inspired about the potential for this project to succeed.

What started out as a way to help my son Jayden with reading comprehension. It has now blossomed into a program that helps not only my child, but children throughout the community.

Which categories describe you? (the answer will not be public)

  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian)

Location: Where is your organization headquartered? [State]

  • North Carolina

Location: Where is your organization headquartered? [City]

311 Lincoln St Concord NC 28025

Location: Where is your project primarily creating impact? [State]

  • North Carolina

Location: Where is your project primarily creating impact? [City]

Sidestown Town, Shankle Town, Silver Hill, Logan Community, Kerr St Community and Lark Haven Community all located in Concord North Carolina

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

This program is addressing the needs of enriched education during the months while school is out by keeping the children engaged in many activities. Due to research children's knowledge decrease during the summer months when there are no studies. We enhance their studies through reading , art , hands on activities and visuals.
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We often sense the attitudes of people in a community by the way they interact with each other. We should not work on unspoken communication that we call negative vibes . we should define the problems and process used to accomplish work in order to support a needy population.

Is your model focused on any of the following traditionally underserved communities?

  • Low-income communities

Does your model work within any of the following sectors?

  • Community Development and Empowerment

Year Founded

2015

Project Stage

  • Growth (the pilot has already launched and is starting to expand)

Example: Walk the network through a specific example of what happens when a person or group engages with your solution.

I have always had the desire to create some type of program that would be beneficial to the Logan Community. After pondering over several ideas, the one thing that I kept gravitating towards is the welfare and education of children.We created a lemonade stand so that eachFour months ago I started reading to children in a field located on Lincoln Street, which may not have been the best place for some, but it was and still is the perfect place for me. Today this program is called “Young Royals Enrichment”. My advisors and I meet not only to read, but we also play educational games, physical activities and provide a hot meal for any child that’s interested. We created a lemonade stand so that each child would be able to attend field trips

Impact: What was the impact of your work last year? Please also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

We must gather data to understand an area of concern and then use what they find to make decisions about what to do next , which has a great impact on supporting families in the future.

Organization Type

  • nonprofit/NGO/citizen sector

Annual Budget

  • less than $1k

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is your solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

Through donations from the community, fundraisers and grants.

Unique Value Proposition: How else is this problem being addressed? Are there other organizations working in the same field, and how does your project differ from these other approaches?

this program is addressing the needs of enriched education during the months school is out and keeping the children engaged in educational activities. Due to research childrens knowledge decrease during the summer months when their are no studies. We enhance their studies through reading art and visuals.

Reflect on the Field and its Future: Stepping outside of your project, what do you see as the most important or promising shifts that can advance children’s wellbeing?

Children social emotional developmental skills reflect on the classroom environment and how well the students adapt to the program and working with other children.

Source: How did you hear about the Children’s Wellbeing Challenge? (the answer will not be public)

  • Email

Referral: If you discovered the Challenge thanks to an organization or person other than Ashoka, who was it? (the answer will not be public)

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Latisha, thanks so much for sharing your work with us! I think that it is absolutely important that kids find meaningful ways to engage during the summer--especially ways that combine both intellectual stimulation and play. I also think that it's great that you provide a hot meal. Too often, we expect kids to perform in schools without realizing that they may be showing up to school with en empty stomach, creating a difficult environment for learning. I would encourage you to take time to better articulate your work so that others can better understand the model you are working with and the impact you are having in your community. Young Royals Enrichment Inc. sounds like an awesome project, but it was a hard to understand the details of the activities you do and what impact it has on your community from your entry form.