The Maximilian Foundation Is Southern Ocean County’s Anchor Of Prevention! Our Mission is to Support Programs that prevent self-destructive behaviors created by adolescent insecurities; strengthening the education of our young people by nourishing character, building confidence, and growing the life skills needed to sustain better choices.
Our main programs (below) currently cost $40,000 per year and impacts 3200 young people annually. As the only non-profit in our area focused on true prevention, we need funding to expand these programs into additional Ocean County schools.
Our featured program, STYLE (Student Team-Building Youth Leadership Experience), is a Southern Regional High School peer-to-peer mentoring program that educates 7th-12th graders about why young people make poor life choices and provides life skills to allow them to help other students to make positive life choices.
(Mindfulness-Infusion for Students & Teachers) launched in Barnegat elementary schools this fall and has been well received. Mindfulness is an achieved mental state to reduce anxieties and stay calm which helps kids prepare for learning, build self-awareness and self-esteem.
Imparts substance abuse education through real-life simulation. This program has been in Stafford elementary schools since 1999. We recently partnered with Hackensack Meridian Health to bring this program to Tuckerton, Eagleswood and Little Egg Harbor Township elementary schools in 2018. And, it has been approved for expansion to more Ocean County schools in 2019.
In September, The Maximilian Foundation presented Barnegat Township School District with a check to expand their M.I.S.T. (Mindfulness Infusion for Students & Teachers) program. Mindfulness is an achieved mental state to reduce anxieties and stay calm which helps kids prepare for learning, build self-awareness and self-esteem. The Foundation’s $1,996 donation provides the funds for the district to purchase a Mind Yeti program for Cecil C. Collins, Joseph T. Donahue, Lillian M. Dunfee, and Robert L. Horbelt Elementary Schools.
The Maximilian Foundation is proud to sponsor the Southern Regional School District's 2019 Project Graduation with a $500 donation. The evening features an alcohol and drug-free night of fun for the graduating class of 2019. The event is organized by the Stafford Alliance.
The Maximilian Foundation is proud to sponsor the Ship Bottom Sprint for Life again this year! After 15 years, the organization has raised over $100,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This year's VIC PENNISI MEMORIAL 5K RUN, 2 MILE FITNESS WALK & DIANA'S KIDZ MINI SPRINT will take place on Saturday, April 13th. For race or sponsorship info: ShipBottomSprint.com