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Our Mission


Awwal Ladipo Foundation is a Christian nonprofit organization committed to prevent and create awareness of youth violence in our communities through:

  • Build: Building a generation of youth on Christ principles through awareness.

  • Save: Saving youth from violence by investing in their education 

  • Give: Giving back to our communities through scholarship grants, charitable giveaways, recreational activities and educational seminars.


Our Youth represent the leaders of tomorrow therefore investing in their future is the core of our foundation. Supporting their education helps promote a healthy and safe environment in which they have the ability to thrive and in turn become successful leaders for the future.


Our Vision

Awwal Ladipo Foundation is established as a leading Christian nonprofit organization that specializes  in empowering youths by investing in their future in order to foster a violence free environment. Our goal as a foundation is to become a leading youth advocate and be among the nation’s most respected, admired, and trusted youth empowerment organizations. In fulfilling this role, the Awwal Ladipo Foundation will:

  • Provide Christ center counseling to youth victims of violence.

  • Offer services that will create an awareness of youth violence in our communities.

  • Educate young people and adults to identify violence among youth and respond accordingly.

  • Advocate for laws and policies that reduce youth violence in our communities.

To achieve this, Awwal Ladipo Foundation:

  • Attract and enhance relationships with the best and most respected educational institutions, law enforcement, community leaders and other professionals in the field.

  • Reach out to a broader and more diverse Minnesota community, in providing a wide range of community service programs.

  • Maintain a secure financial base including a growing endowment, enhancing Awwal Ladipo Foundation long term ability to achieve its Mission and Vision

  • Consider partnerships and affiliations with other leading Christian based organizations working toward the same goal.


Our Values

In the pursuit of this vision, the actions of board members, staff and volunteers will be guided by the following values:​

  1. Integrity

  2. Excellence

  3. Love

  4. Respect

  5. Compassion

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