That’s My Child (TMC!) is a local youth foundation, founded in 2012, by Montgomery resident Charles Lee. Growing up in the rough, gang-riddled streets of Chicago inspired Mr. Lee to donate his time and effort into being a family-like support system and a “way out” for less fortunate teens facing the hardships of today. Mr. Lee believes that giving teens a positive outlet where they can learn skills will give them an escape from their rough neighborhoods and ultimately open doors for a better future.
TMC is all about planning for our teens futures and also for the well-being and togetherness of our community. TMC will create and organize projects related to skills, talents, intellect and professionalism. TMC hosts approximately 2-3 local community service projects and fundraisers per month in which the teens will participate. In return for the teens’ hard work, TMC! will make many talent and skills programs available to them. All of this is free of charge. That’s right. It’s free. The teens pay nothing.
Among other classes and programs, TMC offers: dance programs, vocal programs, professionalism and preparedness classes, scholastic tutoring, and health and fitness classes. We will also have more skill and talent classes available toward the end of 2013.
Mr. Lee has hand selected the finest adult mentors and instructors for these programs. For example, the vocal instructor is a recorded artist and performs in local businesses, and the dance instructor is a choreographer and model.
TMC encourages teens to make wise choices and embrace their youth by providing these activities in an attempt to help them spend their time constructively, rather than becoming involved with gangs, crimes and other wrongdoings. TMC will help develop and prepare teens to enter adulthood and be prepared for life’s challenges. TMC wants to help create model citizens for a brighter future in Montgomery. TMC encourages our members to become responsible and work toward their goals by providing an outlet from life’s hardships.