The Maynard 4 Foundation
The Maynard 4 Foundation is a national organization extending various resources in the interest of furthering education, health equity, culture, and social justice. We also seek to serve as a champion for those of all backgrounds who are in need within these United States, so that they may thoroughly and equally share in the American dream.
AREAS OF FOCUS
“Any form of art is a form of power; it has impact, it can affect change – it can not only move us, it can make us move.”
– Ossie Davis
“A little learning, indeed, maybe a dangerous thing, but the want of learning is a calamity to any people.”
– Frederick Douglass
“Faith and prayer are the vitamins of the soul; man cannot live in health without them.”
– Mahalia Jackson
“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”
– James Baldwin
The Maynard 4 Foundation also announces its first official “GOT A.I.R.?” campaign to help generate revenue towards its Social Justice focus area. This campaign is a double entendre.
First, it is in response to the death of George Floyd and Eric Garner whose final words were, “I can’t breathe.”
Second, it serves as a symbolic representation of the compressing asphyxia that African Americans feel in various settings doing otherwise normal activities (i.e. shopping, working, driving, jogging, etc.).
The Boys Leadership Institute (BLI): Dare on to Be Your Best Program
The concept, design, and intended outcome of BLI is to cultivate an aptitude in areas concerning financial literacy and budgeting, emotional intelligence, time management, motivation, self-worth, public speaking, and more. BLI utilizes the combined knowledge and experience of guest speakers, the mentorship of adult leaders and interactive activities designed to enrich, enlighten, and inspire young men to become tomorrow’s leaders.
“May”nard Day is geared towards bringing our K-8th grade students and law enforcement together in a fun and meaningful way in order to foster positive relationships. This carnival-style program intends to host a full day of activities so that our young people will have a positive perception of law enforcement. Additionally, the program seeks to give law enforcement an opportunity to engage with the youth of the community in which they serve.
MISS JUNETEENTH SCHOLARSHIP PAGEANTRY PROGRAM™
The Maynard 4 Foundation is proud to announce its inaugural Miss Juneteenth Scholarship Pageantry Program™, which is a unique pageantry experience for young ladies nationwide between the ages of 13 and 18! This pageant experience aims to not only showcase the inherent beauty of these women but also minimize the stereotypes; develop a sense of self-confidence and pride; and deepen the understanding of African and Black/African American history and culture.
TEA TIME WITH DESTINY
The Maynard 4 Foundation is excited to announce the launch of “Tea Time with Destiny” hosted by the 2nd Vice President and youngest member of the foundation, Destiny Maynard! This is a completely virtual program, which eliminates any geographical boundaries. This program is designed for girls nationwide ages 8-12 to come together and discover the contributions of Black women to society.
Ambassador for the 2022 Boys Leadership Institute: Mr. Avery Chance Hope, Jr.
The Maynard 4 Foundation would like to highlight Avery Chance Hope, Jr., who was a participant in our inaugural Boys Leadership Institute in 2021....
Strong is Beautiful Breast Cancer Awareness
The Maynard 4 Foundation has partnered with the Mobile Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated regarding a breast cancer...
Press Release: Miss Juneteenth
DAPHNE, Ala. – The Maynard 4 Foundation is proud to announce its inaugural Miss Juneteenth programs, which is a unique pageantry...