To preserve the legacy of Colonel Charles Young through a commitment to education, mental health awareness, and preparation of those called to service.
TOLEDO FIRE & RESCUE DEPARTMENT
RECRUITING FOR DIVERSITY (TFRD)
($500 Mini Grant Recipient)
The Charles Young Foundation would like to recognize the Recruiting for Diversity Program. As the brainchild of retired Firefighter Tony Hauge, Recruiting for Diversity focuses on building awareness—primarily in minority cultures—about the benefits of serving as a Firefighter and/or EMT with the distinguished Toledo Fire & Rescue Department (TFRD). Recruiting for Diversity believes diversity and equity amongst the ranks will better serve our community.
Under the leadership of Tony Hauge, along with the help of Chief Brian Byrd and Battalion Chief Daniel Brown-Martinez, Recruiting for Diversity provides tutoring for the civil service exam, in addition to instruction and practice in interviewing via role-playing techniques. Recruiting for Diversity helps with preparation for background investigations and its volunteers help train possible recruits for the physical ability testing by building mock courses to practice on. Recruiting for Diversity is committed to finding the best candidates to fill the ranks of TFRD.
As a result of the efforts and dedication of the Recruiting for Diversity Program, the first academy class of 2021 was the most diverse class in TRFD history. Please join us as we congratulate the Recruiting for Diversity Program for their commitment to community!
STAR STATUS COWBOYS CONNECTION OHIO
($500 Mini Grant Recipient)
The Charles Young Foundation would like to recognize Star Status Cowboys Connection Ohio for their service to our community, SSCCO is a non-profit organization committed to unification within our community. Utilizing several outlets. SSCCO holds open forum discussions to address hard hitting topics wile also tackling blight within the community. Using a platform of art, music, sports, and legacy SSCCO continues to make a difference within our community. Please join us as we say, “Thank you" for your service”! S
Salem Lutheran Church
The Charles Young Foundation would like to recognize SALEM LUTHERAN CHURCH for the many ways, they service our community. Every Tuesday from 4pm to 6pm the community can enjoy a home cooked meal provided by the church. The church runs a program called “Hear I Am” in response to a need. It has since blossomed into a humble but powerful movement of inspiration. The church maintains a community garden and has erected the James Colbert community park just to name a few. In 2020 Pastor Mike also won the Humanitarian Award. As a token of appreciation, we award Salem Lutheran Church with a $500 mini grant. Please join us as we say, “Thank you for your service!”
African American Police League
The Charles Young Foundation would like to recognize the African American Police League for their dedication and commitment to community service. As a token of appreciation the African American Police League has been awarded a $500 mini grant. Please join us by thanking and congratulating the AAPL. Thank you for your service!
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Project H.E.R.O (Helping to Educate, Reconstruct, and Overcome) provides an environment that supports communication and education around the topic of trauma. Emergency Responders, veterans, and inner-city youth with PTSD, CTSD, and/or TBI, come together to share and process their trauma. Together, they develop and share coping skills, identify strengths, and examine how to channel those skills to promote healing. Fully aware of the strain between law enforcement and the inner-city community, it is our hope that by healing together, a bridge of mutual trust and respect can be built. This opens the door for a new generation to hear and answer the call to serve.
The Charles Young Foundation is a community-based organization serving Lucas County, Northwest Ohio, and Southeast Michigan. The Charles Young Foundation provides a number of grant opportunities in which corporations, organizations, and citizens may bestow gifts in any amount to help meet the varying needs within our community. These contributions allow the Charles Young Foundation to support and empower other community organizations by providing grant opportunities in the areas of education, mental health, social justice, and public service.
CYF Volunteers are the foundation of our out reach efforts. Referred to as Buffalo Troopers ("CYBT") they serve as ambassadors, in part by preserving the accomplishments and contributions made by Colonel Charles Young to the foundation, and history of these United States of America. Through collaboration and partnerships, the CYF will support, liaison, and promote positive community based organizations, as well as Buffalo Soldier organizations, and Buffalo Trooper organizations in the education and preparation of those called to service.
When serving or preparing for public service, community, respect, and safety are some of the most important areas of public service. However, all too often First Responders end up in situations that are foreign or unfamiliar. In most cases this can be attributed to a lack of information. Tactical Communication will help provide First Responders with insightful information about the hidden rules, languages, and mental models of poverty, middle class, and wealth. This will allow First Responders to better service and protect.
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The Charles Young Foundation was founded out of a necessity to bring awareness to PTSD, CTSD, and TBI within first responders, youth from under resourced communities, and military veterans. The organization provides a safe space where these individuals can heal together, thus improving relationships in the community. Colonel Charles Young’s legacy inspires us to persevere and exude excellence, even when it seems impossible. Our foundation provides supportive services to individuals, but also organizations that are focused on public service and youth empowerment.
Referred to as Charles Young Buffalo Troopers, CYF volunteers act as dedicated ambassadors throughout our community.
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Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our mission.