In 2012 Moise Fokou, a Tennessee Titan Linebacker, created the Root 53 Foundation. Moise wants to make a difference for children and their families in highly urban areas. The foundation provides hands-on learning in the DC, Maryland and Tennessee regions.
The Root 53 Foundation provides resources that children need to succeed in under-served communities. They donate to the children by ways of their Lunchbox, Future Rulers Initiatives and Root 53 Backpack programs along with hosting healthy living workshops.
The Root 53 Foundation mission is “to prepare children to be successful by providing educational and resource support.” They inspire change in the youth by the way of their “roots”.
What will your monetary donation provide?
- Donate $20 A Backpack Filled with School Supplies
- Donate $40 A Lunchbox Filled with Food for One Week
- Donate $250 Tuition for Root53 Future Rulers Program
- Donate $2500 Tuition for 10 Kids to go through Root53 Future Rulers Program
- Donate $7500 Tuition for 30 Kids to go through Root53 Future Rulers Program
Things to know about Moise Fokou:
Not only is Moise Fokou a successful NFL player today but he struggled growing up and needed community assistance. He wants to be sure to give back to community and society by helping children and their families.
Moise is sure to show respect and has empathy for others. He came here from another country, English is also his second language. As a child he has spoken about how his community took him school shopping and it would make him “feel fresh”.
He stresses the fact that you need to go after things that you love but that education should come first.
“Root 53 has been an asset to the Nashville community by coming into some of our schools and giving students hands-on lessons on how to live healthy. These are healthy lessons that will stick with our students…”–Alison Vai, Metropolitan Nashville Public Schools, Thematic Magnet Schools Marketing Coordinator.
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