Faith & Character

Corey’s Kids Christmas

This annual event provides Corey’s Kids with laptops and educational toys.

A room full of smiling faces and happy children is the goal of Corey’s Kids Christmas. Held at the Cathedral of the Holy Cross in Boston, the event is open by invitation to children affiliated with Corey’s Kids programming. Over 1,200 educational tablets and over 700 Tytan Tiles have been gifted to youth.

Matthew Slater, Captain of the New England Patriots and Corey C. Griffin Foundation board member, kicked off the 2022 event with a motivational speech, followed by distribution of the gifts.  Older Corey’s Kids received a Chromebook, and the younger children were gifted interactive Tytan Toys. 

The Corey C. Griffin Foundation is committed to supporting the success of all children. Through this Christmas-time event, the Foundation’s intent is to celebrate these students and let them know how much they are valued. The Corey C. Griffin Foundation is grateful for the opportunity to make many children’s holiday season both merry and bright.

Ron Burton Training Village

The Ron Burton Training Village is a unique seven-year program that equips young people with the skills, resources, and attitude to make winning decisions in life.

The program is designed to build the core values of love, peace, patience, and humility into challenged youth. The Ron Burton Training Village (RBTV) has effectively enriched the lives of thousands of challenged youth in the areas of dynamic character and leadership development, physical fitness, social and educational advancement, and spiritual growth.

This program has directly provided college and employment opportunities to many youth that were statistically unlikely to graduate high school. We are honored to partner with this one-of-a-kind program by providing financial and hands-on support. Please consider joining us on a site visit in the near future to see for yourself the life-changing impact of this program.

Collaboration with Law Enforcement

The Corey C. Griffin Foundation has been collaborating with the Boston Police Department’s Bureau of Community Engagement and the Boston PAL organization to support the community need for meaningful youth programming while simultaneously building relationships and trust between law enforcement and the community. We also worked together to provide groceries and essential supplies to Boston families in need throughout the pandemic. 

These meaningful programs assist Corey’s Kids with outstanding leadership, character development and life skills that are sorely needed as the youth develop the tools they will need to grow and thrive as adults. Vocational interests are explored and stereotypes are challenged while providing a positive social structure during otherwise unscheduled time outside of school hours and during the summer months. 

During the pandemic, the officers were our “boots on the ground” providing groceries and essential supplies to Boston families. The recipients were vetted and identified by the BPD and in most cases the children qualified for federally funded school breakfast and lunch programs. Our Operation Masks for Kids campaign granted over 4,000 masks, and over 2,000 of these were hand-sewn by Foundation volunteers in the early months of the pandemic.