For nine years, McKenzie’s Run has been raising awareness about The McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation’s local and global programs, while promoting unity within the Jacksonville community. We are excited to announce that the 10th Annual Run will take place on November 23rd at TIAA Bank Field with a renewed mission! We would be honored if you would consider joining us this year. Your participation will help provide academic tutoring, mentoring, job readiness and skill building programs to at-risk youth.
We established the McKenzie Noelle Wilson Foundation in memory of our beautiful daughter, McKenzie, who passed away on August 17, 2010.
In 2011, with your support, we created McKenzie’s Academic Resource Centers (MARCs) to honor McKenzie’s legacy and help young people recognize their full potential. This August, we announced the merging of our after-school programs with Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida to more effectively serve Jacksonville’s youth.
Today, McKenzie Wilson Boys & Girls Clubs are a place for students to grow and thrive! These Clubs provide free after-school mentoring and tutoring programs to over 400 students living in two local communities.
We’re incredibly proud of the work the Foundation team has done to better the lives of children in Jacksonville. By merging the Foundation’s program operations with Boys & Girls Clubs of Northeast Florida, we know that together we’ll be able to accomplish even more great things in our local schools and communities to continue the Foundation’s commitment to help young people realize their full potential.
Help us enrich and empower the lives of young people in our community by becoming a runner or a sponsor of this special event today!