A special dedication ceremony was held on February 3rd for the renaming of the ReConnect, Inc. employment center. The employment center will now be known as The Kyle W. LeFlore Community Employment and Resource Center. More than 50 family members were in attendance to show their appreciation and support for the renaming ceremony.
When tragedy struck the night of January 5th, Executive Director LaVon Stennis-Williams knew she had to do the right thing to continue slain Army Staff Sgt. Kyle LeFlore's legacy of changing lives in the community.
LaVon Stennis-Williams approached the LeFlore family with the idea for renaming the ReConnect, Inc. employment center in honor of LeFlore. The LeFlore family were very supportive of the idea as Kyle's vision matched perfectly with ReConnect, Inc.'s - to maximize people's potential and help them succeed.
ReConnect, Inc., which serves about 300 men and women annually, aims to reduce recidivism, truancy, high school dropout rates and high unemployment as well as provides resources, job training, and education.
According to KETV, LeFlore's widow, LaTasha said Reconnect is a fitting place for her husband's legacy because of how he lived his life. "When people are getting out of prison a lot of times they're stuck in their past. The fact we can name something after him that pushes people to look forward to the future--that's him, that's just the meaning of who he was," LeFlore said.
The LeFlore family gifted ReConnect, Inc. with a 72-inch projector screen and a $1,000 scholarship in Army Staff Sgt. Kyle LeFlore's honor.