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Naples nonprofit hosts MLK-inspired prayer breakfasts on Fridays as a fundraiser for at-risk youth

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A Naples nonprofit is honoring the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a two-part fundraising to benefit children at risk; a prayer breakfast on Friday, followed by Sunday service.

Wynn Watkins’ President Trinity Life Foundation said that King represented everyone and wanted them to succeed. Watkins realizes there is no better time to raise money for at-risk children and provide them with the resources they need to succeed than the weekend before the world celebrates Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

The Foundation was established with the goal of helping young people, especially those involved in the juvenile justice system. Three years ago, they started a scheme in the hope of benefiting children at risk. Watkins says that, to him, “at-risk” means different things happening in a child’s life, like anger issues, lack of self-control, even struggles with mental health . He wants to make sure every child is equipped with what they need to make the right decisions.

“Well, the money that we received from these events, we gave back to the Foundation in the form of equipment that we needed, like laptops, documents, to develop the program,” said Watkins. . “We also provide training for kids who are in prison in Collier County. Every Thursday, we will use Zoom to communicate with the children in custody. ”

The Trinity of Life Foundation aims to educate these kids beyond just books, by teaching skills related to life, work, character and more. At Bishop Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s Third Annual Prayer Breakfast, the Foundation will partner with local organizations that can support five areas of concern.

“We work on citizenship, education, character building, family support, economic development; those are the five key areas of everyone’s life,” says Watkins. “We need to educate our children about what those five key areas are and how they can benefit from them.”

Breakfast runs from 7:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Hilton Naples at 5111 Tamiami Trail N.
Tickets are $50.

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