DMV ATHLETES IN ACTION
Using "OUR Success to help OTHERS find theirs!"
The District of Columbia - Maryland - Virginia Athletes in Action, Inc., better known as DMV-AIA or simply DMV, is a 501(c)(3) education-based service organization incorporated to share the abundant wealth of knowledge, skills and experience inherent in its membership with youth in the local metropolitan communities it serves.
Started in April 2013, this organization is the brain-child of 15 local former and current athletes who have achieved prominence in their athletic endeavors as well as in their professional careers. Several have devoted many years of their lives serving local communities as educators, including teachers, coaches, administrators and counselors, while many others have served as mentors, police officers, journalists and business professionals.
DMV-AIA’s mission of is to reach out to youths and their families, including pre-teens, teens and young adults (especially athletes) across neighborhoods throughout the DMV to introduce and assist them in gaining access varied educational, economic, mentoring and social platforms.
The outcome DMV-AIA seeks is based upon a fundamental belief that strengthening youth and their families is the core to strengthening our communities and our school systems while producing educated, responsible, creative, thinking and capable productive citizens.
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You’re Going To College! This is DMV’s seminal program initiative for high school seniors, especially student-athletes. It is designed to create a gateway to college application and acceptance to a Historically Black College or University (HBCU).
DMV LEGEND AWARD! This initiative recognizes outstanding men and women who have used athletics as a springboard in their lives, while devoting significant time and contributions to youth in the DMV community. Five nominees are inducted each year and presented LEGEND AWARDS at our annual dinner dance fundraiser. Previous honorees include three former mayors; HOF coaches; an Olympic athlete; sports journalists and many others who have made “giving back” to youth a priority in their lives.
DMV-AIA enjoys a presence
in the Washington, D.C. Metro Area through on-going and evolving programs
and collaborations with
local organizations that
share our vision!
Lloyd E. Mayes - President
Randolph Bowman Horton - Vice President
Marlene B. Reeves - Recording Secretary
Kenneth Brown - Financial Secretary
Robert Henry - Teasurer
Ray Savoy - Sergeant At Arms
Wendell Hart - At Large
Robert Headen - At Large