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Bill Self's Assists Foundation

Rating: 5 stars   4 reviews 1,068

Nonprofit Issues:

Children & Youth, Education, Health, Sports

Address:

1651 Naismith Dr Men's Basketball Office Lawrence KS 66045 USA

Mission:

The mission of Assists is to help provide young people access to better lives.  We accomplish this by identifying areas of need and working with other community-based institutions to provide creative and lasting solutions.

Results:

$10,000 in scholarships $20,000 in community grants

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Bill Self truly cares about every aspect of wellness in children. His Assists Foundation has made a huge difference for the children of Lawrence, Kansas and the Lawrence Public Library. We can't thank Coach Self and his family enough for their generous support of kids and reading!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

delightful to work with.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

One time

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

From my perspective, I feel so blessed that the Assists Foundation thought highly enough of the GRADE foundation to provide this grant. I think it is a great testament to Bill Self, his family, and the Assists Team that they provide such dedication and unending support to our communities and its children. They represent a perfect model for what philanthropy is all about and it shows how special and caring they are as individuals.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my daily interaction with the children the GRADE Foundation serves. The Assists foundation's support makes it possible for my organization to reach out an help as many children as possible.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

not change a thing.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

its willingness to lead and partner with organizations that share similar missions in helping the children of this work.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

invaluable. They are very communication and the nicest people you will ever meet.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

change the world for our children.

Ways to make it better...

not applicable

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

not applicable

One thing I'd also say is that...

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-6-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

13 people found this review helpful

We participated in the first Think Tank of Agencies sponsored by the Assists Foundation. It was a wonderful opportunity to meet individuals with other organizations who are working on educating our youth about the importance of healthy lifestyle choices. We have begun to meet with five representatives from organizations we met directly from the Think Tank. It was a wonderful opportunity to partner with others and learn about how we can work together on the key issues of healthy lifestyles for youth.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

meeting other individuals I did not know so we can begin working on issues together.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

look for ways to help promote healthy lifestyles in the youth of our state.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

networking to solve the problems that we all have in reaching our youth about healthy lifestyles.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

great to partner with on similar activities.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

work to help with educational/public service message campaigns to youth in our state. With Coach SelF's status as one of the state's most well known figures, he could speak to youth where others cannot.

Ways to make it better...

we could meet on a more regular basis as a Think Tank organization.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

identifying exactly what it is the organization would like to accomplish.

One thing I'd also say is that...

I can't wait to work more with Coach Self's Foundation and its staff!

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-8-01

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Rating: 5 stars  

11 people found this review helpful

Bill Self and the Board of Directors for the Assist Foundation were God's angels for our students in the KCK Public School District. The time and treasure that was shared with our students, is the solid Foundation that is needed for their success. The Assist Foundation seen the need for this Urban Core school district and committed to the success of the student as a whole person.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

School District. Four students were awarded four year scholarships, of $2500. We also partnered with the Foundation at a Think Tank, that bought together 50 agencies, to collaborate for the success of all students.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The passion of the leaders in this great organization.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Partners with the same desires and standards as my own.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Spread the wisdom, knowledge and wealth with all urban core school districts.

Ways to make it better...

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In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

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One thing I'd also say is that...

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009-5-01

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