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Malcolm Jenkins Foundation "Taste of New Orleans" Fundraiser
Monday, September 24, 2012 from 7:00 PM to 10:00 PM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
MALCOLM JENKINS "TASTE OF NEW ORLEANS" FUNDRAISER
Date / Time: September 24, 2012 7 – 10 PM
A wine and food tasting event with players from The New Orleans Saints NFL team to raise funds for The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and its programs. Enjoy amazing food from 10-15 of New Orleans Finest Restaurant/Catering. There will be a raffle and door prizes, live auction, and a silent auction featuring sports memorabilia and autographed items. NFL footballs will be sold at the door for $100 for guest to obtain players autographs.
- Access to the 3 hour food and wine tasting.
- Food and wines are included in ticket.
- A gift bag with information about The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation.
- Includes a custom wine glass and other great item representing New Orleans.
- FREE self–parking for guests in the City Park Parking lot.
- Live performance by a jazz band and deejay.
All tickets are non-refundable. Please reserve early, as limited space is available for the event. Only 350 tickets are being sold, event is expected to sell out.
- No one under the age of 21 will be admitted - This includes infants. ID's will be checked at the gate.
- Outside football, jersey, t-shirt, etc are not allowed.
“Our youth today face many adversities and pressures which oftentimes create great challenges. It is my hope that through the work of the Foundation, we will help youth overcome barriers to success and reach their full potential.” – Malcolm Jenkins, Founder/Chairman
When & Where
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation
ABOUT THE FOUNDATION
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation, founded by Malcolm Jenkins in 2010, was established to develop and assist youth in underserved communities. It is Malcolm’s hope that through his foundation, a difference will be made in their lives. Malcolm’s commitment to give back is indicative of his desire to positively impact future generations and the communities in which they live.
The mission of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation is to effectuate positive change in the lives of youth, particularly youth living in underserved communities; by providing resources, innovative opportunities and experiences that will help them succeed in life and become contributing members of the community.
The Foundation aims to be a world-class organization that serves as a leader in making a positive, lasting impact on youth and communities around the world.
The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation embraces the following values:
MALCOLM JENKINS PROJECT R.E.W.A.R.D.S. (Reinforcing Education with Activities, Recreation and Developmental Supports)
The Malcolm Jenkins Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. is a youth development, education oriented program of The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation and the Greater New Orleans Urban League – College Track partnership. Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S offers a variety of unique interactive activities designed to provide underserved youth with the essential skills, and resources necessary to help them identify personal and professional goals and enhance their quality of life. The program actively engages students in grades 9 – 12, with a curriculum focusing on Building Self-Confidence, Health and Wellness, Strategic Thinking, Leadership Development Skills & Mentoring. Life skills will be taught using a combination of creative teaching techniques, including group discussion, intellectual exercises, games, leadership retreats and college tours. To encourage students and keep them engaged, the program is designed to deliver progressive rewards yearly. Students who successfully complete the Urban League College Track Student Life program and The Malcolm Jenkins Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. curriculum will be considered for scholarships.
Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. Objectives
To provide services to foster SELF-CONFIDENCE
To inspire young adults to make RESPONSIBLE choices
To create HEALTH and FITNESS AWARENESS
To explore STRATEGIC THINKING skills through intellectual exercises & games
Provide LEADERSHIP skill workshops and MENTORING
Provide opportunity for financial SCHOLARSHIP support
MALCOLM JENKINS PROJECT R.E.W.A.R.D.S. SCHOLARSHIP
Malcolm Jenkins Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. Scholarships are awarded annually to help deserving youth, in pursuit of higher learning, with the financial assistance to attend an accredited college or university. In 2012, the Foundation awarded $1,000.00 scholarships to ten graduating seniors of the Greater New Orleans Urban League College Track Program for meeting criteria in the following categories: Academic Excellence; Most Improved; and Overcoming the Odds. Program Administrators submits nominees to be reviewed.
ANNUAL YOUTH FOOTBALL LCAMPS
Each year, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation host FREE an minimal cost youth football camps designed to deliver a solid foundation in football fundamentals to youth ages 7-18. During this fun learning experience, campers participate in competitions, while learning lessons of teamwork, consideration of others, self-discipline, and how to attain their potential in sports and in life. The annual camps provide a fun and inspirational opportunity for youth in communities of Louisiana and New Jersey to meet and learn from NFL Players in an environment created to inspire and motivate.