Iron Kid Ministries, formerly Wish 2 Enrich, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization established to enrich the lives of children through in-school and community programs. The organization provides scholarships and programs so that children with a family hardship can participate in sports, art, music, or any other enrichment/extracurricular program they are interested in.
Iron Kid Ministries was formed in 2012 by Zach White, after several years of running a successful early childhood enrichment program called Soccer Shots in Birmingham, AL. Zach learned that many young children who would benefit from his enrichment program and others, were unable to participate due to various reasons. Zach and his team began to think of ways to offer scholarships and programs to these children, based on recommendations from teachers, daycare directors, principles and even the parents themselves.
This desire to fill a need for children transitioned into the Wish 2 Enrich organization, which not only strives to continue providing scholarships for these soccer programs, but also invests in the lives of children wishing to participate in other sports, art, music, dance, chess, gymnastics, computer, martial arts and other enrichment activities.
In 2018, the Board of Directors decided to change the name of the organization to Iron Kid Ministries and expand their reach by offering their own soccer and golf programs (Iron Kid Sports).
3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, 4 not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others. - Philipians 2:3-4
Andrew Wolverton- Chairman- Alabama Department of Children's Rehabilitation Services
Logan Gilmore- Vice Chairman- Grandview Hospital
Blake Anderson- Treasurer- A.B. Anderson Group, LLC
Suzanne Eberhardt- Secretary- Birmingham Southern College
Michael Thomason- LAH Real Estate
Dr. Alicia Austin- Alabama Pain Physicians
Jennifer Mummert- J.H. Berry & Gilbert, Inc.
Adam Snable- Guild Mortgage
Zach White- Executive Director