Orlando’s Parramore Kidz Zone received national recognition from The America’s Promise Alliance. FPR Director, Lisa Early represented Mayor Buddy Dyer at the Recommit to Kids Summit with two young adults who grew up in the PKZ program. The award comes with a $50,000 grant for PKZ.
PKZ received the Powell Legacy Award from retired Gen. Colin Powell and his wife Alma Powell. In 1997 Powell founded America’s Promise, an organization that aims to foster success in children and young people.
For over ten years, Parramore Kidz Zone has been investing in research-tested ways to make a difference in children’s lives, including early childhood education, after-school programs, mentoring and tutoring, access to health care, parenting education, youth development programs for teens, college access assistance, jobs, and more.