Martinez, CA, 3rd May 2022, ZEXPRWIRE, The demand for afterschool programs has increased exponentially, with at least 10 million children and youth participating in afterschool programs annually across the United States. In an effort to nurture tomorrow’s leaders, Olukayode Jinadu has announced that he will be donating funds to support after-school programs for high schoolers across the country.
While making the announcement, Mr. Jinadu noted that afterschool programs are essential for promoting social, emotional, cognitive, and academic competencies. These programs help reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health, and offer a safe and supportive environment for the youth who are tomorrow’s leaders.
According to Olukayode, teens need to feel included and respected like everyone in society. They should be encouraged to speak for themselves and participate in various decision-making processes. That’s how future leaders are made, and one of the most practical ways to achieve this is through afterschool programs.
He pointed out that work-based afterschool programs that focus on mentorship and apprenticeships are especially effective in early exposure to the employment world.
Olukayode also underscored the need for government agencies, community organizations, and various philanthropies to provide support and resources to build, sustain, and ensure access to high-quality afterschool programs to promote positive outcomes among the youth.
About Olukayode Jinadu
Besides being a passionate philanthropist, Olukayode Jinadu is an accomplished engineer and project management expert with over 15 years of experience. The Harvard University-trained leader has expertise in managing design, development, and quality initiatives across a range of industries, including aerospace, automotive, and manufacturing.
Olukayode currently works for Abbot Laboratories, in Alameda, CA, as Quality Analytics Manager, managing a team of analysts and scientists. He has previously worked for leading organizations like Thyssenkrupp Elevator, Raytheon Technologies, and Cummins Inc. in various capacities.
He holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering), and Master of Business Administration (MBA) degrees. Olukayode is also a member of several professional associations, including the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE), the American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME), and the National Black MBA Association (NBMBAA).