KONQUERED FEAR XCHANGE

{Connecting the Community’s Youth One Resource at a Time}

 

                2016 was an amazing year for KFX! Our summer camp Community Connection was a major success!  Community Connection Camp youth read the book, The Giver, and discussed themes including the meaning and significance of living in a growing yet fragmented community on their lives. The book was also used as a basis for participants to think of their personal role in keeping the community healthy, strong, and vibrant.

KFX introduced young Community Connection campers to soccer addressing survey results showing interest in sports, particularly soccer, and a lack of resources and access to equipment and training. With 300 acres in Herring Run Park available to the Belair-Edison community there was plenty of space for campers to enjoy playing soccer and other sports and activities.

To create deeper civic engagement KFX hosted Delegate Cory McCray 45th District who came to teach campers about local and state government. The campers also took two field trips visiting The Reginald F. Lewis Museum and The Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

Lastly, Jay Morrison from Young Minds Can, an organization geared toward the financial literacy of underserved people, came out and taught a workshop on financial literacy. The youth loved his workshop so much they decided to collaborate on a community flea market and give 10% of proceeds to a local resident, Makaila Keith, for her crafting business!

On August 27, 2016 KFX hosted a Back to School block party in the 3200-3300 blocks of Lake Avenue, 21213. The event was a success with around 50 fully stocked book bags given out and around 120 people fed. KFX also bonded with community residents and received crucial information on what Belair-Edison needs going forward.

To make things even better, Senator Nathaniel J. McFadden gave KFX a certificate for its service in the 45th District!!

With your help, we can continue doing the work of providing quality programming to youth in Baltimore City! Please consider going to www.kfxchange.rocks to donate! All donations are tax-deductible.

 

Sincerely,

 

Ty Johnson

President and CEO of KFX, Inc.