To empower and encourage disconnected youth/young adults through academics, service, entrepreneurship and athletics to become leaders and good stewards of the community.
For the past 10 years, D3 Community Outreach, Incorporated has been helping to build on the potential of youth in the community while achieving success. Our mission is to empower and encourage disconnected youth/young adults through academics, service, entrepreneurship and athletics to become leaders and good stewards of the community.
In 1998, founder Malcom Reed, found himself able to navigate through elements that cause most youth to be disconnected without supports. Why, however, did he have to learn on his own? Why did he have to use the process of trial and error and self-education to move forward towards his goals? Reflecting on his experiences and recognizing that no young person should have to walk the same path that he did, the idea of building a non-profit organization where young people had supports to be successful in life turned into D3 Community Outreach, Incorporated in 2006.
“At the end of the day my goal is to have an organization with people, including myself, that are touchable. I believe that being touchable allows for us to foster true relationships with our young people that ultimately build on their potential and help them pave their own road to success,” Reed once said. And that is exactly what D3 Community Outreach does today.
We are an organization that serves youth and helps them to succeed in life, despite their reason for disconnection or mishaps that they may encounter along the way. We are dedicated to improving outcomes for youth through the delivery of high quality services from our programs, as well as, inter-agency and corporate partnerships.
“Opportunity youth” are defined as young people ages 14-24 who are not in school, lacking a high school degree, not working or connected to a legitimate job, and are disconnected from community supports. This group of young people also includes students performing below grade level, unprepared for work, living in poverty, or at-risk for entrance into the criminal justice system. Our program focus areas are academics, service, entrepreneurship and athletics. Any young person who would benefit from the objectives of these programs is welcome to participate.
Our programs are designed to put opportunity youth on a path to productive adulthood. By focusing on resilience, caring & positive adult role models, and responsive community programs, we can guide youth to overcome their barriers and connect in positive ways with self, home, work, and the community.