Impacting Families Through Education, Environmental Exploration, and Wellness In The Carolinas.

our mission

together, we can make a difference

Melanin Parks Foundation seeks to address the whole child through education, experiential environmental opportunities, financial literacy, and physical wellness. Our strength is in our versatility of skillsets and diversity in outreach. The Foundation has served numerous families in need of dental services and outlets for mental health prior to our official incorporation. Through networking and outreach by the founders and a small circle of like-minded individuals, the need to grow formally and intentionally seek funding to continue services was evidenced. The result was the creation of the foundation. The sole premise was to create an entity that could serve and reach a wider swath of the population and create an ecosystem of world-class care in the Carolinas.

Our areas of focus in the community center around four areas:
physical wellness (mental and oral health)
educational preparedness that leads to a 2 year or 4-year education
financial literacy (business development, investment, basic money management)
Outdoor experiential education and exposure

We believe that in order to become one’s most actualized opportunity. In and best self, children, and youth need exposure beyond their current circumstances. Too often young ethnically diverse children have little opportunity to change the trajectory of their lives because they are limited in their thinking which is shaped by opportunity. Our priority demographic is to serve youth ages 9-18 . There is also an emphasis on serving children identified with learning differences and special needs since these children and their families slip through the societal cracks when it comes to services with mental and oral care.

” To whom much is given, of him much is required. ” This axiom guides us in all that we seek to accomplish through services in the Carolinas. With the assistance of philanthropic organizations, Melanin Parks Foundation will become the solution for those with issues accessing quality mental and oral health services, life-changing outdoors experiential education, the resources to make higher education a reality, and the fortitude to create generational wealth with the building block of financial literacy.

upcoming events

Remember the Ancestors 5k & Fun Run
600 Steele St | Fort Mill, SC 29715
June 18, 2022

Melanin Parks Foundation Presents the Ancestors 5k Walk and Run to Honor & Remember our Ancestors. The event takes place Saturday June 18th, 2022 in commemoration of Juneteenth. This is 5k walk / run is for all levels, beginning at 7:30 AM est.

Jazz Night “An Evening Affair”
The Clebourne House | Fort Mill, SC 29715
June 18, 2022

A night of jazz music, art and celebration. Come enjoy a night of great jazz music, exquisite art and delicious food provided by Fine & Events the catering arm of Fish Market Bar and Grille. Music featuring Julian Vaughn and Shableek!

Cinema In The Park
Steele Street Park | Fort Mill, SC 29715
June 17, 2022 @ 6pm

Enjoy Encato in a fun outdoor environment. Grab some food from food trucks and bring a blanket. This is a free event and fun for all ages.

sponsorship opportunities

With your financial support together we can make a difference in a positive way, both now and in the future.

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