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Legislation #: 100615 Introduction Date: 7/29/2010
Type: Special Action Effective Date: 8/7/2010
Sponsor: COUNCILMEMBERS FUNKHOUSER, SHARP, JOLLY, JOHNSON, GOTTSTEIN, MARCASON, RILEY AND FORD
Title: Honoring BoysGrow, a not-for-profit agency.

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7/28/2010 Filed by the Clerk's office
7/29/2010 Adopted

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RESOLUTION NO. 100615

 

Honoring BoysGrow, a not-for-profit agency.

 

WHEREAS, John Gordon, Jr., is Executive Director and founder of BoysGrow and his work with Big Brothers/Big Sisters inspired him to realize his dream of helping inner-city boys by teaching them the skills of small scale farming and giving them valuable entrepreneurial tools; and

 

WHEREAS, BoysGrow is a not-for-profit agency that is staff-guided, volunteer-supported, and youth-driven and BoysGrow provides mentoring, entrepreneurship skills, and positive male-role models for single parent inner-city boys between the ages of 12 and 14; and

 

WHEREAS, the mission of BoysGrow is take an at-risk boy and open his eyes to the possibilities and realities of entrepreneurship through the cultivation of his product, learning viable tools he can use in the real world, personal skills to assist him in overcoming adversity, and have constant exposure to positive male role-models; and

 

WHEREAS, BoysGrow’s core principles are pride for his crops, the program, co-workers, and himself; respect for his co-workers, his crops, and his customers; and a one-year commitment is required to join the program so he can see a successful harvest and selling his product; and

 

WHEREAS, BoysGrow works with community volunteers in regard to every aspect of the program and is involved and incorporated in the smallest functions of the program like planting seeds to the professional aspects of the program like meeting with local restaurants or public speaking; NOW, THEREFORE,

 

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE COUNCIL OF KANSAS CITY:

 

That the Mayor and Council hereby honor BoysGrow, a not-for-profit agency; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this Resolution be spread upon the Minutes of the Council in testimony thereof and that a copy hereof be presented to the members of BoysGrow, Executive Director, John Gordon, Jr.; staff members, Kyle Hopkins and Siddick Lartey; and youth members, John Allen, Luis-Angel Beltran, Julian Castro, Jordan Gwinn, Ernest Gwinn, Benjamin Lemus, Vonzell Stamps, Ramon Williams, Marvin Wilson, Jr., Joshua Webb, and Angel Jimenez with the appreciation of the Mayor, Council and citizens of Kansas City for the efforts being made to help the youth in our community.

 

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