It Takes a Village to

Learn & Teach, Get & Give

Purpose

Graduates Influencing Franklinton’s Tomorrow (The GIFT, Inc.) is a 501(c) 3 non-profit organization of Franklinton High School graduates who want to influence the overall development of the youth and teens in the Franklinton (and surrounding areas) community through various support services and programs, mentoring, and community outreach. The purpose of the organization is to provide access to information and experiences for overall development and to support the socioeconomic, personal, and professional growth of the youth and teens within the Franklinton community and surrounding areas.

Each member of the organization is a current or former resident of the Franklinton community, current or former educator within the schools in Franklinton, or have attended or graduated from Franklinton High School. Each member is able to provide insight on what is essential to positively influence Franklinton’s tomorrow.

Vision

Because the pursuit of socioeconomic and personal advancement is a fundamental right and not a privilege, The GIFT, Inc. believes that everyone should have access to indefinite sources of information and experiences to gain momentum in their personal and professional growth.

Mission

Our mission is to ensure everyone regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, identity, religion, political affiliation, and socioeconomic status has the access and opportunity to pursue educational and occupational paths that lead to success and satisfaction on their terms.

The GIFT, Inc. strives to positively influence the personal and professional growth of youth and teens in Franklinton and surrounding areas. The GIFT, Inc. will achieve this by mentoring and providing access to information and experiences that will equip youth and teens with essential tools and knowledge to enhance their lifestyles.

Founded: January 2020
Founder: Adrian Little Lassiter

Location: Franklinton, NC

Contact information:

Email: thegift.fhs@gmail.com
Phone: (919)213-0008

Adrian Lassiter, MBA – CEO

We are committed to working with youth and teens to provide access to information and opportunities.

– The GIFT, Inc.

The GIFT, Inc. strives to positively influence the personal and professional growth of youth and teens in Franklinton and surrounding areas. The GIFT, Inc. will achieve this by providing access to information and experiences that will equip youth and teens with essential tools and knowledge to enhance their lifestyles.

To accomplish these goals we will:

  • offer continuous, inclusive career fairs, college tours, seminars and workshops, and conferences to promote education and socioeconomic enhancement
  • work towards eliminating health disparities through awareness, prevention, and education in collaboration with local healthcare organizations
  • offer mentor services to promote overall personal development

Values and Beliefs

Respect

Advancement

Maturity

Service

Responsibility

Integrity

Sympathy

Education & Empowerment

  • We are committed to working with youth and teens to provide access to information and opportunities regarding their personal, socioeconomic, and professional growth.
  • We are committed to serving as positive role models and mentors to youth and teens within the community.
  • We value education.
  • We value personal development.
  • We embrace continued education and achievements executed by members and students.
  • We accept responsibility to provide safe and compassionate service to all families.
  • We embrace integrity, compassion, dignity, respect, ethics, and diversity in all aspects of our organization.
  • We encourage continuous and consistent improvement in all aspects of our organization.

Events

We are committed to serving as positive role models and mentors to youth and teens within the community, and embrace continued education and achievements executed by members and students. Read More…

Our Members

Our Board consists of members of our community, including student representatives, with the like-minded goal to influence the youth of Franklin County. Read More…

Membership

There are applications for both mentees and mentors. Feel free to contact us for more information. Read More…

Media

We have a career library that contains videos of different individuals who are sharing their experiences and what it took to get to their profession. See More…

Interested in becoming a mentor?

We are committed to working with youth and teens to provide access to information and opportunities.