Project Play

PROVERBS 22:6 

Raise Them Aware & Awakened

Project Play is focused on bridging the gap between community, each other and ourselves in an effort to unify and educate all races and ethnic backgrounds to be aware and awakened within their lives. Remaining social while maintaining physical distance Equally Yoked Foundation’s commitment is to empower all children through toys, and art, and the play associated with toys and art. Research has shown that in doing this it can help children make meaning out of their interactions with people (and questions about people) both those who mirror their identities and those who are different from them. Children ages 4 through 20 years old enroll in Project Play and with a guided curriculum these students are presented with donated black and diverse dolls, toys that inspire careers, as well as books, and art projects that ignite STEAM-based learning. Our passion is to continue to create spaces that educate and unify all people.

When your son or daughter commits to being a member of Project Play they become a Dream Team Award Recipient. What does that mean? That means that your child will receive a gift from a black owned business or a business that supports the black community that partners with Project Play to help spread awareness through a toy, book or art project. Your child will also receive a Project Play official badge & lanyard in celebration of wanting to be a part of the change that they would like to see in the world.

Project Play celebrates black owned businesses as well as businesses that support the black community by showcasing their creativity and their willingness to donate in an effort to change historical data that reflects negative stereotypes and narratives. We are committed to the long term goal of all children having a unique approach, appreciation and respect for black culture. We are confident with consistency, hard work, diligence and dedication we will create a future where the children of today become the parents of tomorrow, building a strong foundation for the next generation and for generations to come. Celebrating and contributing to the victories black people continue to strive for in abolishing systemic racism.

In the Kansas City Metro area alone 1 in 4 children of color are living in poverty. Holiday’s and birthday’s are an especially difficult time for these children and their parents/caregivers. Project Play is committed to partnering with organizations in order to create special moments for these children.

Project Play Holiday 2020:

Empowerment, Diversity, Unity, and the commitment of helping to build a better future for our children and our children’s children.

PROVERBS 22:6 

Project Play Holiday

Ages 5 and up or under 20 years old can sign up for Project Play Holiday. December 4, 2021
  • This program is for children ages 5 and up or under 20 years old. If you are interested in signing your child up for the Project Play Holiday scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2021 (virtual as well as in person in the KCMO metro area) Please follow the prompts below.
  • Enter the Age of the child or children interested in participating
  • Enter the first and last name of the child or children interested in participating
  • Please enter the city and state that you are located in
  • Enter your cell phone number
  • Enter an email address that you check often

EQUALLY YOKED FOUNDATION’S PROJECT PLAY GRADUATING CLASS:

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient Hailey Annotti. Hailey is a high school student and soccer player preparing for her next chapter as an interior design major in college. Equally Yoked Foundation couldn’t be prouder of Hailey’s accomplishments both on and off the field.

Read more of Hailey’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient Ivy Moody-Scott speaks to her desire to be a part of the change she would like to see in the world. She leads by example and gets along with everyone.

Read more of Ivy’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s – Project Play – Dream Team class of 2020 welcomes Isaac Moody-Scott.
In this clip Isaac talks a bit about the mission of Project Play and how he would like to make a difference. He is an absolute blessing to his family and has a passion for organization

Read more of Isaac’s story as well as others here:

Equally Yoked Foundation’s – Project Play – Dream Team class of 2020 welcomes Natalia Wright. In this clip Natalia talks about how her friendship doesn’t stop with people that look or act just like her… She makes sure she gets to know everyone. Natalia wants to know who they are no matter what their race or ethnicity is

Read more of Natalia’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient Brenna Abaire talks about how the program gets her dolls that don’t look like her other dolls and she loves them.
We are so proud of your accomplishment Brenna in completing the course without complaint.

Read more of Brenna’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient Aiyana Winstead-Moody speaks to her desire to be a part of the change she would like to see in the world.

Read more of Aiyana’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Visionary Moms & Dads harness the power of leadership and community to encourage their children to achieve their full potential. These Visionary Parents connect their children with programs and opportunities that will empower their children with the tools in which they need to succeed.

Read more of Ranae’s story as well as others here

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient I’munique Moody. As a toddler school teacher I’munique is on the front lines of child development. Her motivation for enrolling is so she had a resource to ensure that she is doing and continues to do everything in her power to encourage diversity and inclusion not only in her classroom but in the world.

Read more of I’munique’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient Jordan Hudson is 5 years old and reads at a 3rd to 4th grade level. Amazing job to one of our Visionary Moms – Robyn! He always takes time to prepare what he wants to say and we get to see him read to us in this clip.

Read more of Jordan’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s – Project Play – Dream Team class of 2020 welcomes Ja’Nayia Allbritton. Ja’Nayia enjoys dancing, modeling and supporting black beauty and fashion businesses.

Read more of Ja’Nayia’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s – Project Play – Dream Team class of 2020 welcomes Makai Holliday. Makai loves to run. He knows the mission is a marathon and not a sprint.

Read more of Makai’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Visionary Moms & Dads harness the power of leadership and community to encourage their children to achieve their full potential. These Visionary Parents connect their children with programs and opportunities that will empower their children with the tools in which they need to succeed.

Read more of Shareese’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s – Project Play – Dream Team class of 2020 welcomes Harrison Pedersen. Harrison enjoys playing with diverse toys, and having fun conversations that create a ground swell within him that he will carry out around his family, his friends and his community.

Read more of Harrison’s story as well as others here.

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient Aniyah Winstead-Moody. Like many young ladies her age she’s a girly girl who loves to do her nails and makeup, but there’s way more than meets the eye about this little lady. She wants to be a pediatrician. Only 2 percent of active physicians are Black women, and that comes with some very real consequences. The medical community is, in short, sorely lacking in diversity.

Read more of Aniyah’s story as well as others here

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient Aryianna Winstead-Moody. A girl after our own heart, Aryianna loves to give back by feeding the homeless. She believes being a recipient of The Dream Team Award will help her learn more about her culture as well as the cultures of those around her.

Read more of Aryiana’s story as well as others here

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Visionary Moms & Dads harness the power of leadership and community to encourage their children to achieve their full potential. These Visionary Parents connect their children with programs and opportunities that will empower their children with the tools in which they need to succeed.

Read more of Sianae Booker’s story as well as others here

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient Izabella Winstead-Moody loves to play, cook and do crafts. Absolutely so excited to see how this adorable baby doll grows up race aware simply because she is surrounded by empowered students of life, and she has the desire to learn more about her own culture as well as the cultures of others.

Read more of Izabella’s story as well as others here

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient Parker Pedersen loves Math and takes gifted classes at a predominantly white school. Even at her young age she advocates for black lives by carrying a backpack that shouts Black Lives Matter and talking about Project Play with her teachers and friends.

Read more of Parker’s story as well as others here

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient Aleeyah Banks. As our society continues to expand in the diversity of its citizens, customs including religion, faith, and health practices demonstrate the impact of increasing cultural pluralism in America. But the exponential growth in the diversity of the general population is not reflected in the health care profession, especially for Black nurses. The population of nurses has been stagnant for some time, with the vast majority of nursing professionals being white and female.

Read more of Aleeyah’s story as well as others here

Equally Yoked Foundation’s Project Play Dream Team Award Recipient April Moody. So proud of this amazing little girl. April plays the saxophone and loves to do makeup. She’s a trailblazer that has a desire to learn more about her culture. Miss April we can’t wait to watch you accomplish all of your goals.

Read more of April’s story as well as others here

Become a member of Project Play today...
Email: projectplay@weareequallyyoked.org

Are you a black owned business or a business that supports the black community? Do you want to help move the needle forward? We need you! 
You Can Direct Ship or Mail donations:
Equally Yoked Foundation
15050 W. 138th Street
#2821
Olathe, KS 66063

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