ARHDC 5k Walk for at risk youth
Saturday, July 17, 2010 from 7:30 AM to 12:00 PM (CDT)
New Orleans, LA
When & Where
Abundant Resources Human Development Center "Lasting Impressions"
An advocate for young people, Tishlinn S Fountain, founded ARHDC, a nonprofit organization, in 2009 in the Greater New Orleans area. Fountain believes that many youth in their community lacked meaningful academic and career guidance. Determined to make a difference, Fountain put together a meeting for some single parents she knew, four single parent families attended the meeting and eight children were enrolled in the program. With initial financial commitments from community members and local businesses, Fountain affilated ARHDC under a group ruling with Daughters of Esther as a nonprofit IRS 501(c) 3 corporation. Since opening its doors, ARHDC has formed a colliboration with the Boys & Girls Club of Gretna. Fountain has plans to collaborate with the school districts, and other youth–serving organizations in the community.