Monahans Kids Zone expansion required to meet growing community need
The Monahans Kids Zone (MKZ) is an amazing and impactful nonprofit organization that serves as the only dedicated facility providing after-school youth services in Monahans. The greatest hindrance to MKZ’s mission is its aging facility, a 1950’s era former furniture store. A new, larger facility is needed in order for MKZ to meet a growing need for its services in the community.
And so on Monday, Feb. 5, I took particular pride in joining my Chevron colleague, Spencer Denton, in presenting Ward County Greater Works with a $50,000 donation on behalf of Chevron to support efforts to build a brand new, more expansive home for MKZ.
Chevron’s donation will go toward an ongoing fundraising campaign to construct an 18,000-square foot multi-use activity center that will enhance and expand MKZ’s afterschool programming, which currently serves 30-40 1st through 6th grade students annually. With the new building, MKZ anticipates expanding its services to reach 250-300 1st through 12th grade students annually.
On behalf of Chevron, thank you for all MKZ does to educate, inspire, and develop Monahans’ youth of today for a better tomorrow. We are honored to play a small part toward helping you achieve this goal.
Donations can be made to the MKZ by clicking here.
Jonathan Harshman is a public and government affairs advisor for Chevron’s Mid-Continent Business Unit.
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