Future Kings

Grant Recipient 2022

Future Kings in Loudoun is immensely grateful for the generous support provided by our funding partners, including the Virts-Miller Foundation, Go Virginia, and the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. Their significant contributions have been pivotal in launching and expanding our programs, designed to empower and inspire young minds in our community. 

Thanks to this invaluable support, we successfully hosted our first STEM Summer Camp in 2024. This camp provided an engaging platform for students to explore the exciting fields of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. Participants had the opportunity to engage in hands-on activities and innovative projects, igniting their passion for STEM and laying the groundwork for future academic and career success. 

As we gear up for our full operational launch in September 2024, we are proud to announce that our area representatives, including business owners and dedicated parents, have been instrumental in bridging connections within the community. Their involvement ensures that our programs are tailored to meet local needs and foster a supportive environment for all participants. 

Our extensive network of collaborators, such as the Loudoun Education Foundation, Loudoun County Public Schools, the Loudoun Chamber of Commerce, and Shenandoah University, has enabled us to provide a rich array of resources and opportunities. These partnerships have been crucial in enhancing the quality and reach of our initiatives. 

The funding we have received has allowed us to secure prime venues for our activities, such as The Outer Limits, Athari Bio, and Northern Virginia Community College. These locations offer ideal settings for our diverse programs, ensuring that our participants have access to top-notch facilities. 

In addition to the STEM Summer Camp, we have organized impactful events like the BLOOM event in collaboration with LCPS, an eSports STEM event, and a college tour to Hampton University. These events have provided our participants with enriching experiences and exposure to new opportunities, furthering their personal and academic growth. 

Our ongoing efforts to support individuals facing financial hardships have been greatly bolstered by the grant. We have been able to provide essential services, including transportation, identification, communication tools, housing support, and access to emergency food and medication. This comprehensive support system addresses the numerous obstacles that individuals and their families face due to justice system involvement, helping them achieve stability and success. 

Looking ahead, we are excited to continue our journey with upcoming events such as the Summer Camp and additional eSports STEM activities. However, to sustain and expand our impact, we recognize the need for continued support in terms of funding, in-kind donations, and volunteer recruitment. Publicizing our events and spreading the word about our programs are also crucial to our success. 

We extend our heartfelt gratitude to all our supporters, partners, and community members. Your unwavering support and commitment have been instrumental in making a profound difference in the lives of young people in Loudoun County. Together, we are building a brighter future, one that is filled with opportunities and hope for our youth.