Providing inspiration, education and resources to youth, families and communities in need.

“THERE’S HOPE. THERE IS SOMETHING ON THE OTHER SIDE OF THIS. DON’T STAY WHERE YOU ARE. KEEP MOVING. KEEP PUSHING THROUGH.”
– Brian Dawkins

There are millions of young people who have experienced hardship and unrealized potential, but are still open to seeing bigger possibilities for their lives.

The Brian Dawkins Impact Foundation was created in 2019  with a belief in the power of transformative moments to trigger a spark in young people – young people who have the desire to make positive decisions in life and just need the tools to make it happen. A trigger that will have positive ripple effects on families and ultimately, on entire communities.

CORE VALUES

COMMUNICATION & SELF AWARENESS
DRIVE &
PASSION
DISCIPLINE
EDUCATION
ACCOUNTABILITY

Leveraging the values and knowledge Brian gained over his lifetime, the Foundation is on a mission to help disadvantaged young people, families and communities, while also promoting spiritual, cerebral and physical wellness. With an initial focus in Jacksonville, Clemson and Philadelphia — the communities that made Brian into the person he is today – the Foundation will support those who lack the resources to succeed, but have the desire to take a path toward a positive future. 

THE 4 PILLARS – YOUR AREA of COntrol

OWNING YOUR Cerebral Wellness

According to the CDC, mental disorders among children are described as serious changes in the way children typically learn, behave, or handle their emotions, causing distress and problems getting through the day.

Launched May 2020 in Jacksonville in collaboration  with leading social impact education innovator EVERFI, the first Foundation initiative provides students with  tools, information and the coping mechanisms to better be able to navigate their cerebral wellness starting from when they are young.

Through EVERFI’s interactive, digital Mental Wellness Basics course (at no cost to schools), 8th – 10th graders can explore their own mental health, learn to identify challenges they may face, and develop concrete strategies for managing those challenges. The course also, increases their awareness of  available resources, empowering them with the knowledge, skills, and language necessary to identify and support a peer in need or at risk.

To ensure that students know that people care about their well-being and want them to be successful, the course also includes personal messages from Brian who himself went to Jacksonville’s William M. Raines high school.

THE COURSE

The Science Behind Mental Wellness

Overcoming
Stigmas

Establishing Effective Coping Strategies

Seeking Help From Others & Supporting Those In Need

The hour-long program covers four topic areas through interactive scenarios, activities, and Q&A. Online lessons are accompanied by robust offline lesson plans and discussion guides to extend the concepts, skills, and strategies learned in the course.  Teachers and parents also receive the tools and resources allowing them to continue to encourage and support students throughout their journey. 

THE FUTURE OF THE FOUNDATION

Following initial programs in Dawkins’ hometown of Jacksonville in 2020, programming will expand to Philadelphia and Clemson and grow to include learning centers, sports spaces and schools over the coming years. The Brian Dawkins Impact Foundation will provide small grants to young adults in need of financial support to go to college as well as to single mothers in need of resources to support their families in partnership with local community organizations.

Help support the Foundation in providing young people with the motivation, confidence and opportunities to make the right choices in life to stay on the path to a positive future.

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