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WELCOME TO SYI

SUMMER YOUTH INITIATIVE

The Mr. Hattiesburg Foundation, partnering with parent company Hattiesburg Management Group, brings community & business leaders together for one common goal, OUR YOUTH. 

Through SYI, youth in the inner city who are living in poverish neighborhoods are able to enjoy positive recreational and educational activities, as well as hear from successful people, experience trips out of the city limits, and learn about different industries through job shadowing. 

SYI is broken into two phases:
Phase 1: The Water Fund

Phase 2: The Hangout Center

 

The Water Fund ensures that every child can swim for free at the city's swimming pools. The city has 2 swimming pools where inner city kids can walk to enjoy some water fun. All pools have life guards. Through the water funds, we not only ensure kids swim for free, but we provide armed security to make sure kids are protected, drinks to make sure kids stay hydrated & snacks to ensure kids have energy.

The Hangout Center project is a safe place where kids can go and simply be kids. It includes an activity space for youth activities, an arcade so that kids can enjoy arcade games including PS4's and xbox's, a lounge where kids can simply hang out and talk to friends, a snack bar so kids are never hungry or thirsty. Through the hangout center, kids can learn about different jobs through job shadowing, sign up to take field trips to some amazing places around the country, and hear from successful people incredible stories. The HC also has staff and armed security to ensure kids are safe.

How To Support

Our goal is to raise $20,000. There are multiple ways to give to support our initiative. Individuals can give any amount through our foundation via cashapp or online. Businesses can give any amount through advertising sponsorship. All the info is listed below:

You can always give any of the below levels quickly and securely using one of our cashapps or just click on the link below to support . 

For Individuals Using Cashapp
Cashapp: $HattiesburgFoundation

For Businesses Using Cashapp

Cashapp: $hattiesburgmgt

Individual: Any Size Amount 

Give any size amount. Contributions of $100 or more will be recognized at events and a special invitation will be given to the press conference.

Birdie Sponsor: $250

Recognized at event(s) & presented award at press conference.

Eagle Sponsor: $500

Recognized at event(s), presented award at press conference & logo included on website.

Tiger Sponsor: $1,000

Recognized at events, presented award at press conference, & logo included on website & featured on red carpet backdrop banners.

Diamond Sponsor: $2,500

Recognized at events, presented award at press conference, & logo included on website, t-shirt,  featured on red carpet backdrop banners, and promotional material as an event sponsor.

Partnership: $5,000

Recognized at events, presented award at press conference, & logo included on website, t-shirt,  featured on red carpet backdrop banners, and promotional material as an event sponsor, an official partner of the SYI, & namesake of an area within the center.