HONEY SHINE MENTORING PROGRAM
Founded by Tracy Wilson Mourning in 2002, Honey Shine's mission is to develop and nurture the mind, body and soul of young women by providing experiences that enlighten and create balance in their lives. For more information visit www.honeyshine.org
Kids are often faced with challenging situations and decisions. Covering a gamut of topics, our youth summits allow us to open the lines of communication to discuss the real issues that are important at this stage of their life. Participating kids converse with celebrities, athletes, and prominent leaders in the community to find solutions and gain a positive perspective on life.
YOUTH BASKETBALL CLINICS
More than 2000 kids each year learn key basketball fundamentals from top athletes from around the league. Youth participants take part in numerous interactive activities that include numerous drills, helpful hints, workout tips, motivational sessions that include a broad-spectrum of messages about discipline, sportsmanship, persistence, teamwork that can apply to all aspects of life.
In efforts to give Thanksgiving a special meaning for many in need, Mourning personally delivers complete meals door-to-door to unsuspecting families in the South Florida area. With the support of sponsors, AM Charities has increased the number of meals delivered each year from 33 to 533.
Alonzo Mourning Charities has also focused its attention to stimulating the development of youth centers. Each new centers will co-locate academic and recreational activities in a safe environment, working with children, families, and schools from grade 2 to graduation. The centers will offer in-school, after-school, weekend, and summer programs that include academic enhancement, physical fitness, health care and nutrition, creative arts, prevention, character-building, and family-oriented activities, including parent orientation.
SUPPORTING ORGANIZATIONS THAT AID IN THE DEVELOPMENT OF YOUTH
Since 1997, Alonzo Mourning Charities has granted funds to a variety of organizations that work to solve today’s most challenging children’s issues- foster care, adoption, emergency shelters, mentoring programs, after-school programs among many others.
Each year, 350 kids, selected from partner organizations, are invited to a special holiday party hosted by Tracy and Alonzo Mourning. To help preserve holiday traditions, festivities include a talent show, cookie decorating, face painting, great music and dancing, a delicious dinner with all the fixings and a special gift for each child.
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