Mistaken Identity Foundation * 9701 Apollo Drive, Suite 100A * Largo, Maryland 20774 * 240 - 825 - 4868
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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

"Adopt a City" Program

The Adopt a City Program was created to partner with local governments in smaller incorporated cities.  Its function is to provide programs that directly target secondary education and unemployment in low-income families and returning citizens.  We work with the Mayor's Office to align with their goals and objectives for the city so we can create programs that help balance these challenges.  Some of the programs and support we offer are:

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  • HS Diplomas and Career Certificate programs specific to current and growing industries within city limits

  • Event fundraisings such as a School Uniform Drive, Out4Life Job Fair for returning citizens, Winter Clothing Drive, etc.

  • Volunteer at City sponsored events

  • Communicate the city's goals, objectives, accomplishments, and events though our social media, newsletters, and website.

 

If you would like to nominate a city for our "Adpot a City" program call 240-825-486

 

Uniforms for Kids Drive

Schools in our communities are in need of our help. Did you know that throughout the school year, students who are unable to adhere to the school uniform code are either sent home for the day or in-school suspension? Just for not wearing the correct shirt, students miss out on a full day of learning. With 12.9% of children in Prince George’s County living below the poverty line - $23,850 for a family of four, your donations will be put to good use. A uniform that fits or is not tattered gives students self-esteem. If you don't have self-esteem, the process of learning is more difficult.   

 

Help us eliminate this reason for not learning.  If you would like to nominate a school for our Uniforms for Kids Drive call 240-825-4868.

Out4Life Job Fair

The Out4Life Job Fair will provide opportunities for those who have made mistakes in the past, including non-violent ex-felons, individuals who are unemployed, underemployed or have dropped out of high school.

 

The initiative will assist those who are in need of a second chance by connecting employers with job seekers, addressing the workforce shortage and empowering members of our community by improving their quality of life and providing financial stability.

 

Trunk or Treat

Trunk or Treat is a Halloween community event sponsored by the City of Seat Pleasant and the Seat Pleasant Police Department. Officers gather and park their cars in a large parking lot in Goodwin Park. They decorate the backs of their vehicles and pass out candy from their trunks.

 

Mistaken Identity will be passing out new or gently used costumes to those who want to be a part of the event but don't have a Halloween outfit.

The Buddy Byrd Scholarship Program

The Buddy Byrd Scholarship Program is designed to encourage and support outstanding students who work hard and have a financial need. Our definition of outstanding is different than most, which is how this scholarship program got its name. Reliford T. "Buddy" Byrd was the father of Mistaken Identity Foundation's CEO, Sheri M. Green.  He believed if you did your best, you did an outstanding job.  That is how our scholarship differs from others. We accept applications from students who were generally "C" students but put everything they have into their studies and community service.

 

Our scholarships provide financial assistance to high school students who want to go to any accreditated college or post-secondary institute.