20 Sep The Missing Child Project Announces Expansion of the MCP High School Club Program
Jacksonville FL – September 12, 2022 – The Missing Child Project announced the expansion of The Missing Child Project Club to six high schools. The announcement was made with representatives in attendance from all schools at a “Meet Up at the Ballpark” for a Jacksonville Jumbo Shrimp game.
Known as The MCP Club, the program offers student leadership experience, education and volunteer growth opportunities within the school and the community while obtaining volunteer hours. In addition, the students display a banner featuring missing children to generate leads and tips in their search.
The first MCP Club officially launched at Ponte Vedra High School in Jacksonville, FL in 2018 in partnership with student Corey Udell and teacher sponsors Coach Scott Kovaks and Head Baseball Coach Tom Stanton. The newly announced expansion clubs in 2022 include: Creekside and Nease High Schools in St. Johns County FL and Fletcher, Mandarin and Providence High Schools in Duval County FL.
“The MCP Club is a way for students to join the search for missing kids in their area”, says Dennis Bair, Founder of The Missing Child Project. “I am so proud of these students organizing and joining clubs in their schools. They are gaining meaningful volunteer hours, top of the resume community experience and a feeling of accomplishment and pride while generating leads and tips for missing kids in their communities.
Angela Campbell, the aunt of Jacksonville missing boy Mark Degner, was in attendance to thank the students. “Missing people are not found unless others know they are missing. It is important to keep their profiles in public view for people to know” said Campbell. “What these high school students are doing is making a tremendous difference”.
To learn more or to inquire about starting a club visit our website at: TheMissingChildProject.org
About The BairFind Foundation Inc./The Missing Child Project
Every year, thousands of children go missing. Their profiles quickly fade from the news and leads dry up. When the public stops looking, the chance of recovering a missing child decreases substantially. Using an innovative approach to sports-based marketing, BairFind, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, produces high-definition signs that include profiles of area missing children and are placed in sports stadiums and arenas. In 2016, BairFind was designated as an official Charity Partner of Minor League Baseball, fueling a national expansion to communities across the country. Featuring thousands of missing children, our profiles reach millions of people on an annual basis. In 2022, The Missing Child Project, a registered trade name and rebranding representative of partnerships with professional sports leagues, businesses and expansion of its high school project. The Missing Child Project engages youth in leadership and education of the growing societal issue of missing children and enlists them in the search.
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