FounderLes Franklin,for sure, who had barely started to emerge from the darkness that enveloped him after the tragic loss of his teenage son Shaka when a second son, Jamon, took the same fateful path as his younger brother.
The Franklins, through their foundation, have devoted substantial efforts and resources to helping underserved metro Denver youth develop self-esteem, life skills, and the goal of pursuing higher education.
We would love to have you at our largest event of the year!
As a non profit organization in Denver Colorado we depend a lot on donations and revenue from our fundraisers to keep our cause going. Our main focuses are youth suicide and self destructive behavior prevention and intervention, depression and education. On April 29th we are going to have our largest fundraiser of the year and we want you to be a part of it. the youth of Colorado depends on your participation!
What does our biggest event look like?
Go here to View pictures from our 2010 Love our Children Luncheon
What’s so special about this one?
Special guest Susan Stafford
Susan Stafford (original hostess of “Wheel Of Fortune”) will be attending and promoting her new book, “Stop The Wheel, I Want To Get Off!”. Susan was the considered the First Lady of daytime television and was the first woman ever nominated for an Emmy on a game show. She has also devoted her time to philanthropy. Most notably serving on the Emergency Response Teams for both the Columbine and Virginia Tech school shootings.
Electrifying entertainment by Maestro Hughes
Born in Denver, Colorado, twenty-six year old violinist and producer, Jeffrey Hughes, combines classical violin, soul, funk, rock, jazz and hip-hop to create a unique and original sound. Driven by his twenty-two-year study of classical violin, Maestro seeks to expand the versatility of the violin and diversify its audience…
Ok, I want to go. How do I get in?
Today there is so much concern & awareness about the future of our planet. Not a day goes by that there is not something in the news media about being conciuos of how we conserve energy, water, natural resources and the disposal of waste.
On August 14th The Shaka Franklin Foundation, R2 Stewardship Electronic Recycling and Urban Survival Fitness will present “Conscious” – the First Annual Community Wellness and Recycling event at Shaka’s Place Youth Technology Center, 5929 E. 38th Ave. in Denver.
Recycling is the process of taking a produc at the end of its usefull life and using all or part of it to make another product. Recycling is a simple process we can all engage in to help the environment and help preserve natural resources. Continue reading