Mission: The mission of Simon Youth Foundation is to foster and improve educational opportunities, career development, and life skills that transform the lives of at-risk youth through focused programs and initiatives with our public school and post-secondary education partners.
Results: We operate 28 Simon Youth Academies in 12 states. We have a 90% graduation rate among senior students. More than 14,000 Students have earned their high school diplomas with us. Nearly $16 million in scholarships has been awarded to more than 4,500 students from 46 states, Puerto Rico and Washington D.C.
Programs: Simon Youth Academies are alternative high schools located primarily in Simon malls. The academies give at-risk students the same education that they would receive in a traditional classroom, but in a flexible environment.
A donation to Simon Youth Foundation directly impacts the lives of young individuals who have already faced life challenges such as poverty, early parenthood, homelessness, and failure in traditional schools. SYF Academies guide students not only to succeed academically, but to give back to their communities. This organization is grass roots and if you could personally speak to the students who benefit from SYF, you'd know that every dollar you give is well-spent.