TMJF Quarterly Newsletter-April 2016
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A Message from Our Founder

If we want to help young people live the fullest possible lives and reach their true potential, education is key. Guided by the mission of Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S.: Reinforcing Education with Activities, Recreation, & Developmental Supports, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation takes a creative approach to teaching lessons that will stick with young people for a lifetime.

Because you’re reading this, I know you share TMJF’s commitment to young people in Louisiana, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Ohio. Keep reading to see how we have succeeded in our work thus far, and how you can help lay the foundation for the next generation’s success.

-Malcolm Jenkins, Founder and Chairman

Speaking of Impact…

We came, we saw, we conquered. 2015 was an incredible year of growth and expansion, as the above infographic shows. Thank you for being a part of our work. Read on to see what is in store for the next few months...

Learn from the Pros at the 5th Annual Next Level Youth Football Camp!

Some say that leaders are born, but we believe that leadership lies within all of us, waiting to be developed.

Helping young people unlock their potential, sports present an opportunity to become leaders on the field, in the classroom, and in their daily lives. On June 24 and 25, 2016, The Malcolm Jenkins Foundation’s Next Level Youth Football Camp returns to Piscataway High School to bring these opportunities to youth in and around Malcolm’s New Jersey alma mater. For two full days, boys and girls ages 7-17 will take part in non-contact activities and football drills that will test their agility, teamwork, a physical and mental strength as NFL players teach them about personal responsibility, leadership and sports safety.

Last year, all 400 spots were reserved before we opened our doors, so be one of the first to register!

Stay in the Game at our Youth Sports Safety Clinic! 

We all want to play smarter, stronger, and faster, but TMJF knows that playing safely is what keeps you game-ready.

That’s why we’re partnering with Safe Kids New Jersey for a FREE Youth Sports Safety Clinic this Saturday, April 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., at SportsPlex in Metuchen, NJ! Youth ages 6-18 will join us for interactive strength & conditioning stations, speed & agility training, nutrition & hydration education, and discussions on the importance of sports safety.

Unfortunately, Malcolm is no longer able to attend, but with past and present Rutgers athletes on the roster, students will still be learning from the best. 
Register here today!

‘Get Ready Fest™: Columbus’ is Back in the Buckeye State 

Since 2014, TMJF and Feed the Children have served more than 2,400 Pennsylvania and Ohio families through Get Ready Fest™, mobilizing funds and community partners to provide them with food and personal care items and essentials, as well health and wellness resources and education. In case you hadn’t heard, we’re returning to Columbus, OH on April 29 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. for another day of service to support 1200 families, with help from our partners at Teleperformance!

The Ohio State Buckeyes made a lifelong impact on Malcolm, so he regularly heads back to Columbus to return the favor.  Check out our photos from past Get Ready Fest™ events in Columbus and Philadelphia.  Plus, if you’re in Columbus, OH, you can join the TMJF team by signing up to volunteer!

Congratulations to our 2016 Scholars!

On May 12, 2016, our partners at College Track New Orleans will host their annual Launch to College graduation ceremony, and this year’s event is far from ordinary. The ceremony, held at Dillard University, will celebrate the 2016 graduating class of College Track New Orleans and students who have successfully participated in our collaborative Project R.E.W.A.R.D.S. program for their entire high school career!

After four years of creatively designed confidence-building, leadership development, college preparation, and mentorship, we are especially excited to distribute this year’s scholarships to deserving students in pursuit of higher education. They have put in the time and effort, and we can’t wait to R.E.W.A.R.D. them as they get ready to head to college!  

We are also celebrating the accomplishments of four outstanding Malcolm Jenkins Scholars from the first (2012) cohort of College Track New Orleans who will be graduating from college:  

  • Irene Beauvais, Howard University - Washington, DC Major: Philosophy 
  • Troy Simon, Bard College - Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Major: Literature
  • Briana Brown, Southeastern Louisiana University - Hammond, LA Major: Psychology
  • Jessica Irons, Goucher College - Baltimore, MD Major: Psychology

If you’re as excited as we are, see the highlights from the 2015 College Track graduation on Facebook!

Interested in becoming a member of our Corporate Partnership Program? We’re happy to customize a package that aligns with your organization's citizenship goals and demonstrates your special brand of leadership in the area of youth education and enrichment programming. Contact our President, Gwendolyn V. Jenkins at for more information. 
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