Please donate to The Maximilian Foundation! We need to bring character building programs to elementary school kids so that they can have the self confidence to make good decisions as they grow older and avoid destructive behaviors. Working closely with Southern Regional School district, we have developed a pilot program for the 2016/17 school year that meets this need and will reach out to students attending LBI and Stafford elementary schools. Your donation today will allow the program to continue for the 2017/18 school year and will allow us to expand the program further to include more elementary schools in Ocean County.
The Maximilian Foundation was started in the fall of 2014 and is dedicated and committed to supporting bona fide programs that work with Children and Adolescents’ insecurities through Counseling, Substance Abuse Awareness and Education. The Foundation’s focus, efforts and mission are to help support those programs designed to strengthen individuals, build character and confidence, thus allowing Children and Adolescents to better cope with life’s challenges, develop strong life skills, and learn to believe in themselves.
Southern Regional School District (SRSD) has a program called STYLE (Student Team Building Youth Leadership & Experience). The existing STYLE program trains a select group of middle and high school students to be peer leaders. These students are trained in psychosocial behavior and brainstorm why kids turn to drugs and alcohol and make poor life choices. They also discuss how to use their skills to connect with fellow middle and high school students. This is a comprehensive program that affects the entire school population.
The expansion we are funding for the 2016/17 school year will allow additional students to enter the STYLE program. Further, the STYLE students will present, run and lead at least two activities per year at the Stafford Intermediate School and the Long Beach Island Grade School. This is the pilot year for this program and will be funded with money raised in 2015. Our 2016 fundraising will allow us to continue this program for the 2017/18 school year and will also allow us to further expand the program to include more elementary schools.
Thank you for your support!