THE CTG MISSION
Changing the Game for a New Generation (CTG) endeavors to arrest the cycle of hate in the black community.
Its focus is our children because we believe that they are the greatest change agents in our future communities.
The impetus of the organization is to bring a generational solution to a generational problem.
The history of Changing the Game for a New Generation (CTG)
Changing the Game for a New Generation(CTG) began as an outreach of Fruit of Glory Ministries, INC., a not for profit 501c3 organization that was started in 1998.
In 2013, with the intention of answering an urgent call to action to address intracommunity violence within black communities, the initiative Changing the Game for a New Generation began. In 2016, the organization was formally organized as it’s own not for profit 501c3 organization.
Martin Luther King’s dream of desegregated prosperous neighborhoods is yet to be realized. Black, impoverished, disenfranchised neighborhoods are still a prevalent reality in our country.
In these neighborhoods, children suffer from PTSD and other conditions because of the adverse experiences to which they are continuously exposed.
Studies have documented that Adverse Childhood Experiences lead to an increase in risk for major health problems such as diabetes, heart disease, and mental health disorders. Children exposed to violence are much more likely to participate in violent behavior. These adverse circumstances are often the root cause of poor grades and behavior challenges seen in many of our children.
ABOUT SYDEL LEGRANDE M.D.
Sydel Le Grande is a Family Practice Physician who believes in practicing medicine in “3D”, Spirit, Soul and Body. She believes in getting to the root cause of health problems, and firmly believes in the power of Dr. LeGrande is originally from Tampa and has had a medical practice in Tampa since 1994 She has been practicing medicine in the state of Florida for over 30 years since her graduation from Medical School at the University of Florida at Gainesville in 1982. Her drive and determination for becoming a doctor are evident in the fact that she graduated from Hillsborough Community College with a 3.9 G.P.A in 1975, only 25 days after she had graduated from Tampa Catholic High School, a feat that is yet to be achieved by another HCC graduate to our knowledge.
As a medical doctor, teacher and a preacher, Dr. LeGrande has a unique perspective on health and healing. She speaks in churches and other organizations. She participates in health fairs, health education workshops, and seminars. Dr. LeGrande has a weekly health education broadcast on a local gospel radio station here in Orlando, 1140 AM Rejoice. She also has a global vision for serving the Lord with her medical knowledge and has done so on medical missions to Haiti, the Dominican Republic, Jamaica, South Africa and Ghana.
This global vision translates to her local community as well, and led to the formation of Fruit of Glory Ministries, Inc; a 501(c) faith-based non-profit organization that is dedicated to the healing and restoration of communities.
Her love for her community and dedication to see the end of black on black crime prompted the initiative called Changing the Game for a New Generation. She believes that the casualties of street warfare extend to the children left behind. Therefore this past Christmas her organization hosted a Holiday Gala where 40 children who were identified as having lost a parent or sibling to street violence, was matched with community sponsors.
The sponsors purchased their dream gift and presented it to them at the gala. In addition, her organization is putting together a curriculum that she intends to see in the public schools where “at risk” children are. The curriculum is designed to help our children transcend their environment to become all of whom God has gifted them to be. It is Dr. LeGrande’s mantra. Communities change like people change, from the inside out.