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Thursday, February 26, 2015

How The Possibility Project builds leaders in our community

Posted By on Thu, Feb 26, 2015 at 3:08 PM

Editor's Note: This story is a part of an ongoing series about the local nonprofit world, thanks to a partnership with Give N Go. Give N Go's mission is to support established and emerging nonprofits by providing them with the tools to promote their causes effectively through traditional and nontraditional marketing.

Mildred D. Taylor, author of children’s books Roll of Thunder, Hear my Cry and The Land, once said, “So many things are possible as long as you don’t know they are impossible." This quote is the basis of what the nonprofit organization The Possibility Project stands for.

TPP is a leadership organization that focuses on making young people aware of their potential as community activists through performing arts. In its 14th year, managing and artistic director Nikkeia Wiler and her staff have focused on ways to give 50-60 teens per year, ages 13-19, an outlet to foster and enhance their creativity while focusing on utilizing their voices as socially responsible young adults.

TPP’s approach covers three basic points: awareness, arts and action. The full-year program culminates with a performance which is fully produced by the teens. (This year's takes place May 29-30 at Spirit Square’s McGlohon Theater. Visit possibilitycharlotte.org for ticket information).

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Saturday, January 10, 2015

Defending their dreams: How Thomas Davis is doing more than defending the end zone

Posted By on Sat, Jan 10, 2015 at 2:51 PM

Editor's Note: This story is the first of an ongoing series about the local nonprofit world, thanks to a partnership with Give N Go. Give N Go's mission is to support established and emerging nonprofits by providing them with the tools to promote their causes effectively through traditional and nontraditional marketing.

Mahatma Gandhi once said, “You must be the change you wish to see in the world.” As simple as it sounds, for most it’s a very hard first step. For one local athlete, though, this daily walk has become a lifestyle. Through his innate leadership abilities and collected confidence, Carolina Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis has not only proved himself a valuable member of the franchise, but a champion for community service with his foundation, The Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation (TDDDF). TDDDF was organized in 2007 by Davis and his wife Kelly, and they follow a very precise mission of “defending the dreams of disadvantaged youth by giving them access to unique opportunities they normally wouldn’t receive."

Since inception TDDDF has served more than 2,100 families in the Carolinas and Georgia by providing activities such as afterschool programming and toy drives.

Photos from a recent toy drive for the Citiside neighborhood, sponsored by the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation and Give N Go
  • Photos from a recent toy drive for the Citiside neighborhood, sponsored by the Thomas Davis Defending Dreams Foundation and Give N Go

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