Akayla Brown, founder of West Philadelphia nonprofit Dimplez 4 Dayz, prioritized giving back to her community this past giving season, and she’s not close to being done.
The organization recently held their annual “Walmart Operation Holiday Help,” on December 17, where they provided 10 families with a $2,000 shopping spree at Walmart and $1,000 rental assistance.
Dimplez 4 Dayz also celebrated Martin Luther King Day by repainting their West Philly resource center and cleaning out vacant lots within the community.
Dimplez 4 Dayz has been making it their mission to support and provide necessary resources to the West Philly community since 2013 when the nonprofit was founded.
For those looking to donate or support Dimplez 4 Dayz, the nonprofit has a few more events coming up over the next few months:
Service Learning Project on February 11, 2023 at 1:00 p.m.
Dimplez 4 Dayz Inc. will decorate a local senior center and provide an afternoon of food, fun, and music as a way to support the mission of keeping the smiles on the hearts and minds of children, youth and families.
Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inc has partnered with the Philadelphia YMCA and Villanova University for monthly college career and development workshops. Youth will have the opportunity to participate in SAT Prep, Money Management, and Film and Production.
When Akayla was only 13 years old she started the first youth-founded, youth-led nonprofit in West Philadelphia, aiming to promote the resources and programs that can enable young people to build confidence and fulfill their potential.
In addition to being a young entrepreuner, Akayla will soon be able to call herself a college graduate, as she is the 2021 Bill and Melinda Gates Scholarship recipient. The young entrepreneur chose to further her academic career at HBCU Howard University studying International Business. Akayla is now a sophomore at Howard and has continued her entrepreneurial efforts even miles away from home. She started her own “Mental Health Mondays” where she provides free facials to Howard students helping them alleviate the stressors that come with being a full time student.
Dimplez 4 Dayz has continued to grow into an impactful nonprofit organization over the years, supporting over 5,000 families in Philadelphia through various community outreach programs and partnering with other organizations to build youth programs to facilitate positive change within their families and communities. With access to the right resources provided by Dimplez 4 Dayz, members can become empowered by their abilities and confidence to fulfill their potential.
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About Dimplez 4 Dayz:
In 2016, 13-year-old Akayla Brown founded Dimplez 4 Dayz, a youth-led 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to empowering the youth voice and reducing youth violence in Philadelphia by promoting the resources and programs that can enable young people to build confidence and fulfill their potential.
In November 2021, she opened the first youth-founded youth-led community center in West Philadelphia. The Dimplez Dreamz Resource Center provides community resources, a safe haven for Philadelphia youth, mentorship, and guidance.
Akayla is a current Howard University Student Majoring in International Business. She is a 2021 recipient of the Bill & Melinda Gates scholarship earning over 2.5 million in scholarships.
She does a wonderful job managing her academic, social, and professional lifestyle on campus.
Under the exceptional leadership of Akayla, Dimplez 4 Dayz has grown into an impactful nonprofit organization, supporting over 5,000 families in Philadelphia and surrounding areas.
Implemented programs to better her community include mentoring programs, bus stop breakfasts, community days, trunk or treats, field trips, lock-ins advocating against gun violence, and bookbag drives among many others.