Annual Q81 Summer Enrichment Program
The Q81 Foundation and Florida Crystals Corporation began a promising partnership in 2011 to support students in Pahokee, Florida. Together they formed the Q81 Summer Enrichment program, an 8-week program designed for students at Everglades Preparatory Academy grades 9-12 who needed courses to catch up academically. The participating teenagers had the opportunity for a credit-recovery curriculum, while also enjoying a variety of activities, including popular guest speakers, classroom discussions, and exciting field trips. Participating organizations and people have included the Summer Food Service Program, Teen Time® program of Planned Parenthood of South Florida & the Treasure Coast (PPSFTC), The Center for Technology, Enterprise & Development, INC (TED Center), YMCA Indiantown, Florida Partnership to End Childhood Hunger, First Tee of Palm Beach County, Brittani Robins, Bishop Jenkins of Bible Church of God, the Palm Beach County Public Library, Pepsi Beverages Company of Riviera Beach, Quantum Foundation, the Palm Beach County Sheriff Office, and NFL great Lemar Parrish. Plans are in place for a similar program in 2012.
Q81 Scholarship Fund
The Anquan Boldin Foundation announced four scholarships of $10,000 awarded to high school graduates of both Palm Beach County and San Francisco Bay Area. The 2014 Recipients, included Edgar Mendoza of Pahokee High School (Palm Beach State), Daron Ingram of Glades Central High School (University of Florida), Ricardo Canelo, John I. Leonard High School (Florida State University), Celene Bolanos, Aragon High School (University of California, Berkeley). Each of the students demonstrated the financial need, has academic excellence, and is a leader in the community.
Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded eleven four-year scholarships through the “Q81” Foundation Scholarship Fund.
Boldin has also been involved with Oxfam America since 2010, accompanying two overseas trips to Ethiopia and Senegal and later used his testimony at the White House to lobby Senegalese rights. He began by assisting in their efforts to minimize the devastation cause by the drought and hunger crisis in Ethiopia. Initially, he provided over $10,000 in funding to assist the farming and livestock needs of the villagers while dedicating countless hours towards visits to the Ethiopia communities as well as participating in public service announcements. During a second trip to Africa, Boldin addressed political concerns in Senegal involving creating more transparency in the gold mining industry, later testifying as an Oxfam Ambassador before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs, Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health and Human Rights on the issue.
Q-Fest is the Anquan Boldin Foundation’s signature event hosted in his hometown in Palm Beach County. For the event, he secures 30 NFL athletes and celebrities for a weekend of entertainment provided free to residents and participating fans, raising over $100,000 annually. The Foundation will host their 11th annual Q-Festival Weekend in April 2015, featuring a celebrity golf tournament, a celebrity basketball game, a week-long community basketball tournament for all ages, a 3-K Fitness Walk and Wellness Seminar, and the signature “Fun Day in the Park.” All activities are free to the community.
We provide youth and after school programs with special events and gifts during the holidays and additional times throughout the year with:
·Holiday Shopping Sprees
·Back to School items
·YFL Trips to NFL games
Please email us with your contact information and information about how our Seasonal Services can be of help to you or your after school program. If you are part of an organization, please provide information to us using your program letterhead. Accepting submissions from October through February only.