Hi my name is Shanna Irving ,
I am the founder of The Jr Forbes Foundation Inc..
I proudly dedicate this foundation to my 16 year old brother, Dwight Forbes Jr.
It has always been my passion to serve my country and my community. I've always wanted to give back to my community but didn't know exactly how, so with all my experience in life, i found my purpose.
I started this foundation and all it's program so that the young people in the community can know that there is always HOPE. My goal is to provide all the resources needed to help them to become successful. As a young black woman raised in Bronx, NY, I saw too many times how the lack of resources hindered my peers from growing in the right direction. For this reason i created FOR MEN ONLY!, which is a mentorship program for young black/brown boys so that they can have the proper guidance and tools to be anything that they want to be. BeyondTheYellowLine tackles mental health for first responders, health care workers & service members because I am also apart of that community. , Dream Out Loud is a scholarship program to help young people to pursue a college education and be successful in completing college because i dropped out of college in my first year. However, I did graduate with a Bachelors in Criminal Justice. The Pastor’s daughter dedicated to my late father is a blog that raises Mental Health Awareness within the black community. I vow to use all my knowledge and power to make this foundation successful for the young people of this generation. This is solely created for them!
I thank each and everyone one of you for your Love , support and commitment to making The JR Forbes Foundation successful ...Thank You!