PROPEL seeks to be a source of hope, encouragement and opportunity to these youth. Our goal is to address the needs of youth and be a catalyst for change, one life at a time. We offer weekly programming and special events in the areas of arts, education and recreation to best forward the future of our youth – hence the name PROPEL. We use passion-based relationships to engage the youth we serve. In other words, we love to have fun while making a lasting impact.
PROPEL will strive to address the real needs of today’s youth through strategic planning of events, programs, and projects.
By developing strong partnerships with the community, schools, and churches, PROPEL will seek opportunities to identify and serve youth in South Palm Beach and Broward County.
PROPEL staff, college interns and volunteers will serve as positive role models, building relationships that encourage good character and instill values.
We are approaching a much-anticipated annual mission’s trip to Knoxville Tennessee. We intentionally take our students away from their routine environment for 10 days of retreat and mentoring. This is a life changing experience for those who attend.
We are $5000 short of our goal to bring every student on this trip. We are asking you to provide a way. I am writing on behalf of 150 youths seeking financial resources for PROPEL to continue to provide leadership assistants. Thank you in advance for your support.
PROPEL (People Reaching Out to Provide Education and Leadership) a 501 (c) non-profit organization wishing to improve the quality of life for economically disadvantaged and at-risk youth in Palm Beach and Broward Counties.
PROPEL was founded by Marta and James Batmasian in 2003 and is based in Boca Raton Florida. PROPEL believes in providing a Hand Up instead of a Hand Out. This organization is dedicated to creating positive change in underprivileged communities. Providing individuals with the opportunities to complete core education, gain vocational or technical training or continue on to college is our greatest strength. Training and education converts directly to career opportunities for our members.
PROPEL locates teachers, mentors and role models who genuinely care about our area’s youth to volunteer and share their expertise and life experiences first-hand with youth ages 8 to 24. PROPELS programs include basic educational tutoring, fitness, life skills, music education, higher education and job and college placement. PROPEL is also about fun and friendship for youths who otherwise may have nowhere else to turn.
The Chairman Andrew J. Scott, III is a proven police executive with almost 30 years of experience in police and law enforcement matters. As Chief of Police for the City of Boca Raton, Florida, and Assistant Police Chief for North Miami Beach, Florida, Mr. Scott actively participated in crime prevention programs, an FBI anti-terrorism task force, multi-agency anti-gang efforts and police forensic committees. He brings a wealth of experience and vision to the PROPEL Board of Directors.
What They Do?
They strive to act as a catalyst for sustained positive change in the lives of individuals, families and communities by establishing collaborative partnerships with community organizations, businesses, services providers and government agencies. PROPEL strengthens and stabilizes the functioning of those at-risk through a variety of multifaceted services and accessing levels of education to to support education, provide G.E.D. preparation classes for high school drop-outs, by providing crime prevention, Life Skills and Character programs, and by providing avenues to prevent technical and financial illiteracy.
How They Do It?
PROPEL instills the sense of responsibility for one’s actions, by promoting self-discipline based on hard work, education and goals. We promote empowerment among youth, families and communities and utilize the varied experience of volunteers, our Board of Directors and professional staff to provide various supportive services in addition to assessing individual goals and to assist them in being achieved.
How You Can Help
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We are in great need of your continued dedication and financial help. PROPEL relies solely on private donations to deliver the services to our participants. All donations are 100% tax-deductible.
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