We recently had the honor of hosting Alexandra Jobe, Executive Director of Opportunity 4 Kids, at our corporate office to learn more about her and the organization. Originally working in retail, Alexandra has been the Executive Director of Opportunity 4 Kids for the last five years after realizing her passion lay in the nonprofit world. Opportunity 4 Kids is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization in Arizona that provides valuable resources to underprivileged kids for extracurricular activities.
Many of the families Opportunity 4 Kids works with are single-parent, four-person households living off an average of $25,000 a year. As Alexandra explained, the tragic reality is, many children in these communities are enticed to join local gangs because the gangs can provide food and supervision outside of school. That is why Opportunity 4 Kids is dedicated to providing safe, fun, and educational activities that allow these children to thrive.
A new opportunity for Opportunity 4 Kids has been found in partnerships with summer camps. By working with summer camps, they have been able to provide year-round programs that combine recreation and valuable educational courses like web development. Opportunity 4 Kids is always looking to fund scholarships for the wide array of programs they facilitate and have, so far, provided 106 individual scholarships this year.
We are incredibly grateful for Alexandra’s visit and the chance to learn about this important local organization. Please visit their website to learn more about their mission and how we can all help.
To learn more about Opportunity 4 Kids’ mission, please visit www.opportunity4kids.org.