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Alonzo Mourning Charities (AMC) is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public fundraising foundation.

Alonzo Mourning Charities creates platforms for youth to excel.  AMC supports programming with proven results that deliver resources to students and families in need.

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The Sponsor-A-Student initiative will allow Alonzo Mourning Charities (AMC) to unveil its first multi-stakeholder approach towards sustainable fundraising.  The proceeds from the initial 2011 Sponsor-A-Student events will benefit AMC’s Overtown Youth Center (OYC) program, which provides supplemental education and enrichment curriculums for at-risk youth from the 2nd through 12th grades.

Sponsor-A-Student funds help the students in an otherwise challenging environment, participate in a program that prepares them for the ultimate goal of graduating high school, attaining secondary education and becoming a productive citizen in their local and global communities.

A donation of $4,800 a year ($399 per month) will be directed towards each OYC student’s programming costs-- including crucial health and wellness instruction, tutoring and education forums, as well as enrichment courses. AMC strives to engage at least 275 individuals and corporations to pledge to support Sponsor-A-Student for three years, which will allow AMC to subsidize a significant portion OYC’s budgetary program costs. The remainder of the budget will be raised through larger reoccurring donor gifts and grants.

The return on your investment in Sponsor-A-Student includes progress communications and exclusive events with the students organized by Alonzo Mourning Charities. Individual matching between donor and student can be provided to align career and life interests. A minimum three-year commitment is suggested in order to ensure impactful and measurable results.

Sponsor-A-Student serves as a foundation for sustaining quality student enhancement initiatives and will also serve as a fundraising model as AMC and its programs expand its reach in the coming months.