Friends and family often remark that athlete and scholar Myron Rolle was born to lead, but driven to serve.
Myron’s philanthropic endeavors began at an early age when he volunteered for Habitat for Humanity in high school and helped build homes in Florida and West Virginia. After graduating from Florida State University, he started the Myron L. Rolle Foundation dedicated to the support of health, wellness, educational and other charitable initiatives throughout the world that benefit children and families in need.
Funds raised through online donations and at events throughout the nation make Myron’s charitable initiatives possible.
Myron Rolle Wellness and Leadership Academy
Myron strongly believes in developing and preparing our youth to become effective future leaders, which is why he partnered with the Florida Department of Children and Families and the Florida National Guard in 2009 to host the Myron Rolle Wellness and Leadership Academy for 100 foster children ages 12 to 14 in Starke, Florida. Through his Foundation, Myron plans to host similar camps in the future.
Our Way to Health Program
Inspired by a newspaper story about the high rates of diabetes and obesity suffered by Native American children, Myron developed a program through his Foundation and in partnership with the Seminole Tribe of Florida to provide fitness training, health education and diabetes awareness to American Indian children. Originally implemented with fifth graders at a charter school in Okeechobee, Florida, the program caught the attention of the U.S. Department of Interior which recently expanded it to American Indian schools in New Mexico and Arizona.
The Myron L. Rolle Medical Clinic and Sports Complex
A capital campaign is currently underway to fund the development of a free health services clinic and sports complex in Exuma, Bahamas, Myron’s parents’ hometown and his “second home.” The facility will provide much-needed health services to residents of Exuma, as well as state-of-the-art wellness and training facilities for athletes and visitors. The project will be executed in conjunction with the Bahamas Ministry of Health and the Florida State University College of Medicine. Myron has already acquired five acres of land and met with an architect to develop plans for the facility, which he hopes will be completed within the next few years.