At the heart of Fund II Foundation is a deep commitment to advancing social change and creating an enduring American legacy.
The Restoration Retreat began in 2019 with a desire to create safe spaces where young Black men and woman can be both vulnerable and empowered. Fund II Foundation serves youth in high poverty and inner-city areas, who are exposed to adverse childhood experiences due to stressful or traumatic events and environments.
The Restoration Retreat program design is intended to provide exposure to environment-based coaching, mentoring, and health and wellness for inner-city young black men and women ages 14-17 years old.
For four days and three nights, youth are engage in a full schedule of activities and workshops that include: fly fishing, horseback riding, yoga and meditation, journaling, environmental justice, birding, financial literacy, and entrepreneurism. The objectives are to connect to urban youth to a natural environment to experience outdoor activities and, provide tools for them to enhance their leadership, reduce stress and manage self-care.