Youth Camp at Metro Tech Centers Planting Seeds of Inspiration

The Men Designed 4 Greatness Youth Project Camp, in partnership with the Metro Technology Centers Community Outreach and Wellness Department, offers a day camp featuring math, reading, and writing activities to teach students about local elementary and middle schools how to discover their life purpose. .

Five years after she was shot in her apartment in 2016, LaRhonda Fields decided to put her fears into action. Believing the shooting was gang-related, but misidentified, she began placing books at All City Fadez and Kuttin’Up barbershops in Oklahoma City to provide young men in the community with more access easy to various reading materials.

After seeing success in growing her mission, Fields partnered with the non-profit organization Best Technology and several others to establish the Men Designed 4 Greatness project. Since then, they have placed hundreds of donated books in over eight hair salons and are actively looking to expand the project to reach more hair salons.

Seeking to reach more young people outside of barbershops, Fields seized the opportunity to partner with the Metro Tech Centers Community Outreach and Wellness Department to host the Men Designed 4 Greatness Youth Project camp for local elementary and middle school boys and girls in STEM from Metro Techs. Academy.

Director of Community Outreach and Wellness Valerie McMurry said the department is constantly trying to find ways to serve children in the community, and with Fields’ inspiring story and mission at the mind, there was no doubt that they would partner with her to host the camp at the Springlake campus.

Fields plans to continue the camp throughout the year and incorporate more activities to continue inspiring youth ambition.

To enroll a child for free or to volunteer, contact Fields at [email protected]

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