VICTORVILLE — Live music, BBQ and face painting made for a full day during the Millionaire Mind Kids (MMK) open house, Saturday, at their new Smart Center location. MMK introduced their new and established programs to the community.
“The whole purpose is to give our community some love. This is our new location,” said MMK Founder Delores Williams. “We love this community. Victor Elementary School District is one of our partners who leased us this awesome 12,000 square foot building for $1 a year. We are very proud to serve this community.”
MMK has several academies that include financial literacy, writing scholarships, STEM with robotics, aviation, and criminal justice. Attendees were able to sign up to receive more information about the programs.
The open house had local vendors selling their goods along with representatives from the Victorville Fire Department and San Bernardino County Sheriff Department greeting the public. Several jumpers provided entertainment for the children and Latin Express played live music for the crowd. Already Gold Barbecue served up free food for everyone.
Awards were presented to community leaders and sponsors including CARS, Cali Auto Glass, and World of Color Z Auto Sound.
Several MMK students enjoyed the festivities and spoke about their involvement in the program.
MMK Aviation student Tyshaun Jackson says the program gives everyone an equal opportunity to learn and do something productive over the summer.
“I feel like during the summer — especially out here in certain communities, there’s a lot of stuff to get into and it’s not always good,” said Jackson. “So it’s cool to have something to ground you and have something positive to do for the community and for yourself.”
Former MMK Aviation student Billy Seals says MMK helped him get to where he is now in his career.
“I think Millionaire Mind kids did a good job of showing me all the different career opportunities that there are,” said Seals. “I ended up getting a job at the local airport through Millionaire Mind Kids off of their recommendation. I was working on airplanes. Now I work at Northrop Grumman in Palmdale as a level two technician building aircraft.”
Braxton Butcher, MMK Robotics student, spoke about what he learned during the summer robotics program.
“I’ve been through both robotics camps in the past,” said Butcher. “The 9-13 robotics — they have us build little plastic robots made out of Legos…when we get older, 13 and up…we have to program them also with Robot C and they have us run a competition with them.”
The new Smart Center has several aviation and robotics rooms. The center also offers resources to the community.
I feel like Millionaire Mind Kids was started for our community and it has evolved into something that the whole community can be a part of.
For more information visit Millionaire Mind Kids at https://www.facebook.com/MILLIONAIREMINDKIDS/