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About us

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OUR MISSION

Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inc.'s mission is to assist children, youth, and families inside the inner-city community by providing unrestrained resources, programs, and encouragement to create a promising lifestyle.

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Our Goal

Our goals are to create community opportunities by providing resources, hosting programs, and offering activities. With access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential. We will encourage and offer support to individuals to smile behind adversity, turning dreams into reality.

 

On one ordinary day in Philadelphia, a 13-year-old girl had just gotten out of school and was strolling through a nearby neighborhood on her way home, where she came across two children who couldn’t have been any older than her.  They were in a heated verbal altercation.  Hateful insults and obscenities were exchanged that caught the attention of the others who stood by.  Then suddenly, one of the children struck the other, and chaos ensued.  At that moment, all the young girl could see was the horridness of violence that permeated in the street.  A scene she would never forget; this shook the foundation of her soul.  That day, Akayla decided she was going to do something about what she had just seen.

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.  The meaning behind the name and our cause is to support and encourage individuals to smile behind adversity, turning dreams into reality.

 

Under the exceptional leadership of Akayla, Dimplez 4 Dayz has grown into an impactful nonprofit organization, 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.  

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ABOUT THE FOUNDER

Akayla “Dimplez” Brown, of Philadelphia PA, is the founder of Dimplez 4 Dayz, Inc., a 501 (c) (3) non-profit organization that keeps smiles in the hearts and minds of children, youth, and families.

Akayla believes that with access to the right resources, people can become empowered by their own abilities and gain the confidence to fulfill their potential.

Akayla is a straight-A student and a member of the National Honor Society. She participates in Debate, Urban Affairs Coalition YO-ACAP, Philadelphia Youth Leadership Council, and Philadelphia Girls Track. She has earned a black belt in karate, active in Christian Stronghold youth ministry. She has received numerous awards, to name a few, from Philadelphia City Council, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., PHMC, and National Speech & Debate Association for her outstanding works in the community.

 

Under the exceptional leadership of Akayla, Dimplez 4 Dayz has grown into an impactful nonprofit organization, 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.