Friends of Make An Impact – June Newsletter

Friends of Make An Impact – June Newsletter June 8th, 2017




On April 27th – 30th, six boys from the greater Charlotte area took part in our Upward Mobility mentoring trip to Washington D.C.. It impacted their views, relationships, life goals and families by seeing and experiencing a world they had never been exposed to. J was one of the boys. Here is a thank you note from his mom:

“Thank you for taking time out to get to know my son and take him on this trip of experiences. He is one of my many blessings. He truly enjoyed the experiences and look forward to the mentoring. At the moment he is in his room playing on his keyboard. Thanks for opening his eyes wider to the opportunities out there. He says he can’t wait to attend Howard University. He is very determined!” – J’s Mom.
The trip to Washington D.C. was our first successful phase of the Upward Mobility Project. Our board member Antonio Evan’s will now continue the journey of transforming the kids’ lives through long-term mentorship.

Six young men’s lives were already impacted and we can’t wait to make a greater impact, reach more youths and change more lives. Help us to continue the impact by becoming a sponsor or joining our team of mentors. If you can dedicate 1-2 hours a week and live in Anson county, Mecklenburg county or the Lake Norman area please contact for more information.

Upward Mobility in Salisbury 
We have partnered with Power Cross Ministries to impact the youths in Salisbury. Power Cross’ mission is to spread the life-changing word of Christ into our community, reaching out to young men and their families through athletics, academic support, Christian discipleship and character building activities. For the last 9 years, Power Cross has been extremely successful in the Statesville community and is taking their successful model to Salisbury, offering a young man 3-day camp June 15th – 17th.

To help support this incredible endeavor please visit:

EDU Healthcare’s Community Impact
How would you feel handing in your coffee-stained homework written with a dull pencil while the person next to you has the perfect matching school supply set with binder and several pencils to choose from? 250 children will receive STEM kits with rulers, pencils, graph paper and a scientific calculators to be well equipped just as their classmates thanks to EDU Healthcare​ and their impact through the Classroom Central​ volunteer event!

You can become a part of this impact by donating at:


When Passion Makes An Impact 
On May 15th our board member John Stanford and 15 other passionate golfers raised over $16,000 through our first annual Make An Impact Golf-a-thon. Thank you so much to everyone who was involved in making this a great success, we loved having you aboard!

You have a project or an event idea you are passionate about? Contact and we will see how you can join our team and make an impact for kids in need.

Making an Impact for Dale’s Hometown 
Following last year’s successful playground build at Berston Field House, we are partnering with several other organizations to build two more playgrounds for the children of Flint! Thank you to Flint Child Health and Development Fund of the Foundation for Flint and United Way of Genesee County for kickstarting this event with their financial contribution to the build as well as FOX66, NBC25 and CW46 for their in-kind marketing support. Join the voting and pick your dream playground design for Broome Park and Hasselbring Park: