We are a nonprofit organization focused solely on transforming the minds of the youth to become better leaders. We are passionate about academic excellence and strive to find creative outlets for the youth. We are establish relationships within the homes, community, and schools and we provide positive support to the youth to inspire hope and create change.
During the 2016-2017 academic year alone, DeKalb Kids Project, Inc., DKP has impacted over 3,000 students in with over 8 schools and 5 college campuses. We hosted a total of 21 events and were in more than 17 zip codes conducting community events, workshops, and activities. Not only does our organization work to provide leadership to our youth within the homes, community, and schools but we work to share hope by providing exposure and mentorship while emphasizing education within creative learning environments.
We are honored to have attended the United Way DeKalb /Gwinnett Holiday Social event on December 7, 2017. We would like to give a special thanks to United Way Board Members and all who helped to organize the event. We are honored to have been recognized and selected to attend this event. This was a great way to network with like-minded individuals who have a passion to serve the community and those that are in need. We truly thank you for considering our organization, as this will help us to reach a greater number of students, extending our capacity, and to help make a difference in the lives of our youth.
Next year we hope to increase our numbers by providing more opportunities to those who are less fortunate. We would also like to thank our supporters, volunteers, partners, and community for being a part of this huge milestone! Our goal is to increase awareness on major issues through workshops and information sessions, support those in need or may lack structure, and by being a resourceful solution to the youth through the efforts of our organization. We sincerely thank you as we embark on an amazing 2018!
On Thursday, November 30, 2017 we honor one of our founders Diijon DaCosta for not only having a love for the youth but also for having a passion for the building of DeKalb. Many know him for being an outstanding leader and always willing to help others through employment and by providing opportunities for those who have yet to reach their full potential. Not only does he strive to bring out the best in others but he also has a passion to help them succeed
November 17, 2017 Southwest DeKalb High School presented a very special event for the young men that attend the school, the Men in Charge Breakfast.Male students, faculty, and staff all gathered for a panel discussion featuring prominent figures from the community. The men on the panel were able to give advice to the students, as well as real life lessons about the realities they faced growing up as young black men in America. The boys got the chance to ask questions of their own.
Dialogue about what it means to be a man and making good lifelong choices were shared, as well as a word from guest speaker and DCSD staff Diijon DaCosta. DaCosta gave a motivational speech to the all-male audience about doing what it takes to succeed even when the odds are against you.
Our mission: To build projects for our youth of DeKalb to become better leaders!