Friday, February 1, 2013

Femi Memorial Outreach

As we get further into this new year, we at Femi Outreach have so much to be thankful for. As a non-profit, we are blessed to have all of the support from so many people. From our partner schools (Loyola University Chicago, Dominican University, and The University of Chicago), to our host schools throughout Chicago, to our tutors, donors, and staff. There are so many people involved in what we do and we truly could not be where we are today without the support. So here is a huge THANK YOU to everyone who has been a part of Femi Outreach's journey.

Femi Memorial Outreach was founded in 2004 by Bob Pedro, to honor the life of his son, Olufemi (Femi) Robert Martin Pedro. Femi was truly an inspiration. He was an academic scholar, award-winning athlete, respected leader among his family, and all-around, a loving, trusting, and loyal person. This organization is build around the qualities possessed by Femi and his passion to do good for others. Everything that we do is to keep his legacy alive.

Our tutors are students who take time out of their lives to help improve the chances for success for at-risk students. Often, they drive long distances to meet with the children, and do it with an open heart. Bob Pedro, the executive chief officer, dedicates hours of service to the found while running his own business, being an active member of his church, and devoting time to his family and mentees. Our donors have given their support on levels that reach beyond financial help. They are the most kind-hearted and positive people who we are thankful to be supported by. 

Truly, there is no greater feeling than going into a day knowing you have tried to make a difference in the lives of those who need it. At Femi Outreach, this is our goal everyday. I am thankful to work for an organization with such a goal and I am thankful to be surrounded by people who support this goal. So once again, let me say THANK YOU on the behalf of everyone here at Femi Outreach for you involvement with our organization, we appreciate it at the highest level.

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