Volunteer Coordinator

Ms. Candice Singleton

My name is Candace. I am currently a student at Georgia State University seeking a degree in Psychology. I have the privilege of being the mother of a joyous little girl. Prior to studying psychology I was a Early Childhood major and was Pre Kindergarten teacher in the city of Atlanta. My passion for children grows deeper than the classroom itself. I continuously sought out different ways to give back to my community with DeKalb Kids Project, Inc. being the best choice.

What to help?

Our mission: To build projects for our youth of DeKalb to become better leaders!

Our Vision: To build a stronger DeKalb and sustain academic success by engaging students in positive relationships. 


get involved!

Drop us a line!

Better yet, see you in person at our next event!

Pledge allegiance to the cause

We need people who will devote time and energy towards our projects. To understand the aspects of DeKalb Kids and their needs. Those who will passionately desire to see change within those connected to our organization.

DeKalb Kids Project, Inc.


Annual and Ongoing Projects



Empowerment Conferences

  • Annual day-long conferences focusing on empowering male teens and encouraging civic and business leadership. 
  • Partnerships with 100 Black Men of Atlanta, DeKalb County Board of Education, and Radio One Corp. 
  • Call to Manhood, Call to Womanhood 
  • My Brother’s Keeper and Our Sisters Keeper.  


Keep DeKalb Beautiful

  • Improve DeKalb County's environmental landscape.
  •  Advocate anti-litter, recycling, beautification, and community improvement projects.  


Volunteering in Our Schools

  • Project Read; (Multiple schools in DeKalb county and surrounding counties.) 
  • Identifying “fun” in fundamental by acting out stories and assisting the students in capturing visual and illustrative perspectives to enhance comprehension. 
  • Project Earth; Beautifying Kelley Lake Elementary  School
  • Celebrating Earth Day and planting flowers on the front lawn. 
  • Project Health; Teaching 3rd graders of E.L. Miller Elementary School to grow their own garden and to learn about nutritional diets.  


Back-to-School Drive

  • Complimentary haircuts to single mothers of young men. · Donated book bags and school supplies to local students. 

DKP Creativity

  • Partnership with E.L Miller Elementary School and DeKalb Perimeter College.
  • Beautification and repainting of E.L. Miller Elementary School’s computer lab  
  • Holiday arts and crafts. 
  • Project Revive Redan; Assisting Redan Middle School STEM program by designing an outdoor classroom, the utilization of courtyards, and space for teachers and faculty.  


Community Cleanups and Charity Causes

  • Organized social events for our families and community. 
  • Enlighten the youth of ways of cooperating, sportsmanship, the understanding of teamwork, and improve communication skills. 
  • Community Cleanups in local communities and around partnering school campuses. Redan High School and Redan Road routes include a 3 mile and 5-mile radius. 
  • Lupus Walk; Supporting our dedicated volunteers with Lupus, DKP along with other volunteers registered and walked to help support finding a cure. 

Feed the Needed Families

  • Collaborating with The Love of Giving Inc. to feed families for thanksgiving. · Homeless Giveaway; Providing water, toiletries, over 2,150 hygiene products, over 100 hygiene bags, and 500 pairs of socks. 

Youth Engagement

  • Toys for Kids; Donated toys to families with children under the age of 12 
  • Pumpkin Carving with Kids; Provided useful and educational techniques to sharpen carving skills 
  • Vision Board Party; Youth encouragement to explore creativity through expression. 
  • Project Care; DKP donated school supplies and college essentials to reward students for pursing higher education and to aid.  

  Youth Exposure Field Trips 

  • Zoo Atlanta; Changing the attitudes towards conservation, exposure, and to increase engagement and social interaction skills among the youth. 
  • High Museum of Art; To inspire creativity and provide the youth with exposure to art forms. Students were impacted through critical and creative thinking, sensorial response, and academic development.  

Why volunteer with dkp?

Top 10 reason why you should volunteer.


#10: It's good for you.

Volunteering provides physical and mental rewards. It:

  • Reduces stress: Experts report that when you focus on someone other than yourself, it interrupts usual tension-producing patterns.
  • Makes you healthier: Moods and emotions, like optimism, joy, and control over one's fate, strengthen the immune system.

#9: It saves resources.

Volunteering provides valuable community services so more money can be spent on local improvements.
#8: Volunteers gain professional experience.You can test out a career.

#7: It brings people together.

As a volunteer you assist in:

  • Uniting people from diverse backgrounds to work toward a common goal
  • Building camaraderie and teamwork

#6: It promotes personal growth and self esteem.

Understanding community needs helps foster empathy and self-efficacy.

#5: Volunteering strengthens your community.

As a volunteer you help:

  • Support families (daycare and eldercare)
  • Improve schools (tutoring, literacy)
  • Support youth (mentoring and after-school programs)
  • Beautify the community (beach and park cleanups)

#4: You learn a lot.

Volunteers learn things like these:

  • Self: Volunteers discover hidden talents that may change your view on your self worth.
  • Government: Through working with local non-profit agencies, volunteers learn about the functions and operation of our government.
  • Community: Volunteers gain knowledge of local resources available to solve community needs.

#3: You get a chance to give back.

People like to support community resources that they use themselves or that benefit people they care about.

#2: Volunteering encourages civic responsibility.

Community service and volunteerism are an investment in our community and the people who live in it.

#1: You make a difference.

Every person counts!

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