*MWKF was founded by Wimbledon finalist, MaliVai Washington.
*Programs began in 1997 and have touched the lives of more than 17,000 Jacksonville area youth.
*The MaliVai Washington Youth Center and MWKF programs serve as a national model for youth development programs utilizing education and sports.
*The majority of children served by MWKF live at or below the poverty level, with 96% on free or reduced lunch.
*The MaliVai Washington Youth Center is based in zip code 32209- the zip code with the highest rates of teen pregnancy, juvenile crime involvement and murder.
*Our youth are promoted on time and attend school more often than their peers.
*100% of youth who have remained in the program through high school have graduated on time and gone on to further their education.
*Our youth have less discipline referrals and make more positive behavior choices than their peers.