Our Programs

Empowerment Conferences

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  • Annual day-long conferences focusing on empowering male teens and encouraging civic and business leadership. 
  • Partnerships with Urban League 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. 

Youth Engagement

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  • 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.  

Volunteering in Our Schools

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  • 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

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

Community Cleanups and Charity Causes

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

Youth Exposure Field Trips

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  • 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.  

Project Health Breaking Ground

Project Health

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Students arrived at Stone Mountain High School at 8 am to assist in the first phase of DeKalb Kids Project, Inc., Project Health: Breaking Ground. Project Health Breaking Ground is a collaborative effort between our organization and Stone Mountain High School towards the building of an outdoor classroom and community garden. Students were challenged on the process of learning and applying basic instruction, listening to meet goals, and learning to incorporate teamwork to help facilitate the vision of Project Health. Applied life skills included learning and mastering basic concepts of the woodwork, carpentry, gardening, and landscaping. 

Community Power!

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Students were greatly impacted as they each took ownership of their tasks, leading their peers, and viewing the final product. Many of the students learned to use household tools such as a hammer, shovel, drill, and pickax. Specific processes included the mixing and laying of concrete, constructing a fence from beginning to end, building raised beds, laying the foundation for mulch and soil, planting seeds, repotting flowers, and general concepts of gardening for each item planted.

Teamwork makes the DREAM work.

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Some educational concepts applied during the project consisted of Geometry, Physics, Calculus, Environmental Science, and Psychology to name a few. More than 50 volunteers worked together from Stone Mountain High School, including faculty, staff, students, and residents from the community to accomplish the vision. DKP would like to highlight our very on Kenneth Cowser of Quality Precision Concepts for leading the carpentry aspect of Project Health: Breaking Ground! We would also like to thank our Founders, Diijon DaCosta, Tiijon DaCosta, and Dawit Willis for all of their hard work in creating a sustainable organization used to empower the homes, community, and schools to directly impact the youth.