Tameka Raymond begins foundation in son Kile's name

9:03 AM, Jun 13, 2013   |    comments
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ATLANTA -- A tragic story is turning into a source of hope and even fun for children in metro Atlanta.

Last July, 11-year-old Kile Glover was hit by a jet ski while swimming in Lake Lanier. He died of his injuries two weeks later.

Over the past year, Kile's family has pushed for stricter safety laws on Georgia waters. They won the battle, and now a new mission is about to begin in the little boy's name.

Kile's mother is Tameka Raymond, ex-wife of R&B superstar Usher. She was instrumental in getting the Kile Glover Boat Education Law passed. The law, which will go into effect in July 2014, will require boaters to complete an education course before operating vessels.

Raymond also founded Kile's World Foundation, a 501(c)(3) that offers comprehensive fine arts education for children. Kile loved to perform, so Raymond created the non-profit to encompass all his loves.

Raymond said she eventually hopes to open a school in her son's name.

Learn more at kilesworldfoundation.org.

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