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The CTG Mission
To see the transformation and restoration of segregated, marginalized poor black communities by educating, motivating and empowering the greatest change agents of a community, the children.
Changing the game for a new generation began as an outreach of Fruit of Glory Ministries Incorporated. A not-for-profit 501c3 organization that was started in 1988. In 2013 with the intention of answering an urgent call to action and address Inter-Community violence within black communities. The initiative changing the game for New Generation began. In 2016, the organization was formally organized as its own not-for-profit 501c3 organization.
Martin Luther King’s dream of desegregated prosperous neighborhoods is yet to be realized. Impoverished disenfranchised, black communities are still a prevalent reality in our country. In these places, children suffer from PTSD and other conditions because of the adverse experiences to which they are continuously exposed.
Studies have documented that adverse childhood experiences lead to an increase in risk for major health problems such as Asthma, Diabetes, Heart Disease, and Mental Health Disorders. Children exposed to violence are much more likely to participate and violent behavior. These adverse circumstances are often the root cause of poor grades and behavior challenges seen in many of our children.
Our Program Director – Dr. Sydel LeGrande
Dr. Sydel LeGrande is a family practice physician who believes in practicing medicine in 3D. Spirit, soul, and body. She believes in getting to the root cause of health problems. Dr. LeGrande is originally from Tampa and has a medical practice in Tampa since 1994. She has been practicing medicine in the State of Florida for over 30 years since her graduation from medical school at the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1982. Her drive and determination for becoming a doctor are evident in the fact that she graduated from Hillsborough Community College with a 3.9 GPA in 1975. Only 25 days after she graduated from Tampa Catholic High School. A feat that has yet to be achieved by another HTC graduate to our knowledge.
As a medical doctor, teacher, and a preacher. Dr. LeGrande has a unique perspective on health and healing. She speaks in churches and other organizations. She participates in health fair’s, health education workshops, and seminars. Dr. LeGrande has a weekly health education broadcast on a local gospel radio station here in Orlando, 1140AM rejoice. She also has a global vision for serving the lord with her medical knowledge and has done so on missions to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, South Africa, and Ghana.
This global vision translates to her local community as well and led to the formation of Fruit of Glory Ministries Incorporated a 501c faith-based nonprofit organization that is dedicated to the healing and restoration of communities.
Her love for her community and dedication to see the end of black on black crime prompted the initiative called changing the game for a new generation. She believes that the casualties of Street Warfare are extended to the Children left behind. Therefore this past Christmas her organization hosted a holiday gala where 40 children who were identified as having lost a parent or sibling Street violence were matched with Community sponsors.
The sponsors purchase their dream gifts and present it to them at the gala. In addition, her organization is putting together a curriculum that she intends to see in public schools where at-risk children are. The curriculum is designed to help our children transcend their environment to become all of whom God has gifted them to be. It is Dr. LeGrande’s mantra that “communities change as people change from the inside out”.