The Ecology of a Non-profit
Written By Alika Turner
In 2008, Co-founders Yusef Aziz and John Miller saw an opportunity to empower youth within the inner city of Atlanta. Back 2 Basic Kids Foundation has established a mission to helping at risk children in areas such as; Health & Fitness, Life Skills, Team Work, Education and Sportsmanship.
B2B has a wide variety of enrichment programs for youth. These programs include but are not limited to; Development of a Student Athlete, “E3” Equip, Experience and Excel After-school Program, and Basketball Fundamental Curriculum/Lessons and Clinics.
One exciting program that B2B has developed and continuously works to improve is the E3 After-school Program. This program targets youth in the Atlanta Public School District that have rose above stereotypes and overcame obstacles that were built to tear them down. This program offers professional mentorship in several career fields, such as; Mass Media, Community Involvement, Sports, Health and Culinary Arts, Music, and Environmental Science
B2B thrives off making a positive impact in our community. Youth members along with board members have come together for numerous events. In August 2013, B2B held their 1st Annual Back to School Drive in partnership with The City of Atlanta Parks and Recreation. At this event low income families and their children received the basic essentials for returning to school.
Back 2 Basics Kids Foundation, provides education, mentorship, and nourishment to inner-city youth.
To find out more info on this organization please visit www.B2BKids.org.
“Pumping Life into Our Youth One Shot At a Time”