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Help Us Create Brighter Futures for at Risk Youth

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Hello, my name is Okimma McLendon I'm the founder of The Rosewood Academy Inc and also a foster parent. I'm currently trying to raise funds to open a larger facility to house up to 8-20 youth. We're a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering at-risk youth and young adults who are aging out of foster care system. We are reaching out to you with a humble request for your support in our mission to provide housing, education, and a safe haven for these vulnerable individuals.

At The Rosewood Academy, we understand the challenges faced by at-risk youth and young adults. Without proper support and guidance, they are at risk of falling into the clutches of human trafficking or getting entangled in the unforgiving prison system. Our goal is to break this cycle and create a brighter future for these young souls.

We are in the early stages of establishing The Rosewood Academy and are seeking financial support to cover the start-up costs. These funds will be used to secure a facility, hire qualified staff, and provide the necessary resources to ensure a safe and nurturing environment for our residents.

Our comprehensive program aims to provide housing and education for up to two years, giving these individuals a stable and nurturing environment to thrive in. Our residents will receive not only a roof over their heads but also nutritious meals, access to quality education, and a supportive community that believes in their potential.

Education is a cornerstone of our program. We believe that knowledge is the key to unlocking their potential and providing them with the tools they need to succeed. Our residents will attend classes tailored to their individual needs, receiving a quality education that opens doors to a brighter future. We will also offer workshops and counseling sessions to help them heal from past traumas, build resilience, and develop essential life skills.

However, we cannot achieve this alone. We rely on the generosity and support of compassionate individuals like you to make a lasting impact. Your donation will directly contribute to covering the start-up costs of The Rosewood Academy, ensuring that we can provide a safe haven for these at-risk youth and young adults and help them stay out of prison and avoid falling victim to human trafficking.

Here are some examples of how your donation can make a difference:

- $100 can contribute to securing a facility for The Rosewood Academy.
- $250 can help cover the cost of hiring qualified staff.
- $350 can provide essential resources and supplies for our residents.
- $1,000 can support the development of educational programs and workshops.
- $1,500 can contribute to the overall start-up costs of The Rosewood Academy.

Every dollar counts and brings us one step closer to creating a brighter future for these vulnerable individuals. Your support will not only keep them off the streets but also prevent them from falling victim to human trafficking or the prison system. Together, we can make a lasting impact and empower these young souls to reach their full potential.

Thank you for considering our request and for your commitment to making a difference in the lives of at-risk youth and young adults. Your support will help us create a brighter future and give these individuals the chance they deserve.


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Okimma McLendon
Sacramento, CA

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