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Olukayode Jinadu will donate to support after-school programs in the United States

Olukayode Jinadu

We must provide resources to create, maintain, and ensure access to high-quality after-school programs to promote positive youth outcomes.

—Olukayode Jinadu

SAN FRANCISCO, CA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, May 11, 2022 / — Approximately 10.2 million children and youth participate in after-school programs across the United States today. An additional 19 million children would participate if a program were available. Olukayode Jinadu is keen to make this possible and help shape the leaders of tomorrow. He recently announced that he would donate to support after-school programs for high school students across the United States.

In making the announcement, Mr. Jinadu recognized the critical role that after-school programs play in promoting cognitive, social, emotional and academic skills in children and adolescents. These programs effectively reduce risky behaviors, promote physical health and provide a safe and supportive environment for young people who will be the leaders of tomorrow.

CDC on After School Program Benefits:
Mr. Jinadu’s sentiments match those of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). According to the CDC, after-school programs provide young people with safety and supervision. They can potentially support student academic success and help minimize health disparities. Additionally, studies have linked programs that follow evidence-based practices to improve young people’s personal and social skills with positive social behaviors.

Jinadu Call for Youth Inclusiveness:
According to Olukayode, young people need to feel included and respected like everyone else. They should be encouraged to speak for themselves and participate in various decision-making processes. This is how future leaders are formed, and one of the most practical ways to do this is through after-school programs.

He pointed out that work-oriented after-school programs that emphasize mentoring and learning are particularly effective for early exposure to the world of work.

Olukayode did not forget to remind government agencies, community organizations and various philanthropies of the need to provide resources to build, maintain and ensure access to high quality after-school programs to promote positive outcomes among young people. .

About Olukayode Jinadu:
Besides being a dedicated philanthropist with a passion for transforming young people into productive members of society, Olukayode Jinadu is an accomplished engineer and project management expert with over 15 years of experience. The Harvard University-educated leader has expertise in managing design, development and quality initiatives in various industries, including aerospace, automotive and manufacturing.

Olukayode is the current Quality Analytics Manager at Abbot Laboratories, Alameda, CA, and works with a team of analysts and scientists. He previously worked for leading organizations such as Thyssenkrupp Elevator, Raytheon Technologies and Cummins Inc.

He holds a Bachelor of Science (Mechanical Engineering), Master of Science (Mechanical Engineering) and Master of Business Administration (MBA). 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).

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