The Foundation looks at innovative, community-based programs that are focused on meeting the immediate or systemic issues that face our community’s children and young people. The goal of this program area is to provide every young person with opportunities to acquire the emotional, social, intellectual, and spiritual skills to become productive members of our society.
While the Foundation provides funding to programs serving all demographics, greater attention is given to those that serve young people who are at risk of failure due to their socio-economic situation.
The Foundation makes priority for this funding in the following areas:
Literacy and early-childhood programs that give all children the necessary foundation to succeed in school and life.
Educational opportunities for every person to have access to quality learning environments.
Youth centers, clubs and camps that give young people an environment to build the necessary skills to lead a productive life.
Mentoring, counseling, and other personal intervention programs that provide encouragement and skill-building to young people in the course of their personal development.
Examples of a successful grant awarded in this program area.