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Officer Kennis Croom

Scholarship Gala

We strive to create equitable opportunities for our students

Beacon of hope & opportunity

The Officer Kennis Croom Memorial Scholarship Gala stands as a beacon of hope and opportunity for the deserving students in our communities, particularly those served by The Croom Foundation. In recognition of the increasing challenges faced by our youth, including rising teen violence and barriers to higher education, this gala event serves as a pivotal moment to rally support and resources for our students.

The Croom Foundation was established as a response to the pressing need for additional support for students with aspirations to attend college, particularly those from impoverished backgrounds or marginalized counties lacking equitable resources. Our primary objective is to identify and empower these students, offering them avenues to achieve academic success and personal growth.

Through targeted mentorship, academic support, and community engagement initiatives, The Croom Foundation aims to reshape the mindsets of our students, instilling in them the belief that poverty does not have to be a barrier to success, but rather a motivator for change. By providing equitable opportunities and removing financial barriers, we level the playing field for our students, empowering them to pursue their dreams of higher education.

The Officer Kennis Croom Memorial Scholarship Gala serves as a culmination of our efforts, providing a platform to celebrate the achievements of our students and raise vital funds to support their educational pursuits.

Through generous donations and sponsorships, we ensure that every student has access to the resources they need to thrive academically and beyond.

Moreover, the gala serves as a testament to our commitment to changing the narrative for not only young minority males and females in our communities, but students as a whole. By offering them pathways to success and showcasing their achievements, we challenge stereotypes and empower them to become agents of change in their own lives and communities.

Ultimately, through the Officer Kennis Croom Memorial Scholarship, we strive to create equitable opportunities for our students, removing financial barriers and leveling the playing field so that they can focus on what truly matters—making the grades that will lead them down a path of success.