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
Programs: The organization provides grants to educational foundations. The grants provide four-year scholarships that will cover tuition at a higher education program. The organization also assists elementary school students by creating programs to teach students about the importance of giving back to their communities. The organization also helps people improve the quality of their lives by promoting or providing assistance to local communities, including: a) educational programs, libraries and other community enrichment programs, b) athletic fields, community recreational facilities and other community athletic programs, and c) such other programs as the foundation determines to be necessary to help fulfill its mission.
Professional with expertise in this field,08/06/2009
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.
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.
Professional with expertise in this field,08/05/2009
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.