Founded in 2003, The Friendship Foundation is a 501c3 organization whose primary objective is to provide academic and personal enrichment opportunities for students in the metropolitan Orlando area. As such, the Foundation collaborates with the Chi Tau Chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. to facilitate “at-risk youth” and community service programs. Our outreach encompasses three (3) service initiatives:
Education, Scholarship, and Health
Includes tutoring, mentoring, homework & career preparation assistance, fieldtrips (for exposure), and life-skills growth and development. These programs have improved both school attendance and grades, resulting in increased youth engagement in school and their communities.
Has provided financial assistance to over 90 college-bound youth averaging over $10,000.00 annually over the past decade.
Includes free health screenings, panel discussions with local Physicians and Dentists, healthy eating education/information, and exercise programs (Golf, Football, Basketball and other youth activities) – All much needed programs for the youth!!
Other Community Service Programs include:
Senior citizen Mother’s and Father’s Day lunches
Day trips outside of the Senior Center
Spa/Barber Shop grooming visit inside the Senior Ceters
Free Turkey (and fixings) Give Aways at Thanksgiving to needy families (40+ annually)
Free Bicycle Give Aways at Christmas to kids in the community (20+ annually)
Contributions to Head Start Reading/Book Programs in the community
Our programs continue to touch the lives of Central Florida families with oer over 10,000 volunteer service hours annually.