The DJ|JD Foundation is a Los Angeles based, 501(c)3 Tax Exempt (EIN: 46-3176182) For Purpose Non-Profit Public Benefit Corporation focusing on providing mentoring and development programs along with incentivized scholarship opportunities for high school youth focused on personal development and financial literacy throughout their high school career. Although, we will not limit the career paths to strictly business, our initial focus will be based on the basic principles of business, and those students interested as such. The program will form partnerships with local high school districts and corporate sponsors to foster fundraising and educational programming that will be focused on the overall development of the high school youth. The DJ|JD Foundation's goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote long term effective personal branding and development, strong interpersonal skills, realize the importance of financial independency, and reassert a sense of hope for their matriculation into college and their future. Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give high school students the commitment to follow through on path to college and adulthood with a sense of pride, accomplishment, jubilance and dominancy in all endeavors.
The DJ|JD Foundation has recognized the need to further eradicate the constantly rising dropout rate of underprivileged high school students, and recognizes that a time for a change is and has become necessary. Through the repeated failures in and outside of the classroom for these high school students, at-risk young people have lost faith in the possibilities that await them if they are successful in planning their lives. To accomplish this goal, young people must be cared for in an inclusive learning environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect.
The DJ|JD Foundation is a program that is in direct response to the growing number of young people that are either falling through the cracks at school or are already entangled with the thought of being a failure or thought of not being competitive enough to succeed in life. The goal of this scholarship foundation program is to identify youths who are going to have a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives.
The DJ|JD Foundation’s focus is simple; we are committed to molding the minds of students throughout high school, and eventually college and their professions; utilizing multiple college preparatory programs, personal branding sessions, and developmental networks.
The DJ|JD Foundation will focus primarily on freshman high school students, but is not limited to servicing all classes throughout high school. It is projected that our philosophy to make an impact on society will serve true the earlier we are able to connect with our students. This age group is perfect to effective structure mentor and change in a student’s life.
The DJ|JD Foundation's mentoring programs will include: 1) Re-occurring scholarship program, 2) Personal Development Program, 3) Peer-to-Peer-to-Mentor Networking Program, 4) Bi-Annual Conferences, and 5) Monthly Updates Program. These programs will require the high school youth to remain enthusiastic their participation and school. In addition, The DJ|JD Foundation will be providing fundraising events, networking events, community service events, and conferences that will focus on relevant and communal issues that pertain to the community in which the students live, all while in connection with our students and the programs, sponsors and donors, and the overall goal of the foundation. The foundation will also leverage partnerships between corporate sponsors to build a solid network of young individuals that will ultimately grow to a network entity. The DJ|JD Foundation will be marketing to students of all kinds that are freshmen in high school, of both sexes, for our initial pilot class. The Company’s fiscal year is a 52-week period that ends on the last Saturday of September. The foundation is a California housed foundation established in 2013.
In addition, The DJ|JD Foundation will be providing fundraising events, networking events, community service events, and conferences that will focus on relevant and communal issues that pertain to the community in which the students live. The foundation will also leverage partnerships between corporate sponsors to build a solid network of young individuals that will ultimately grow to a network entity. The DJ|JD Foundation will be marketing to students of all kinds that are freshmen in high school, of both sexes, for our initial pilot class.
Ultimately, over time, The DJ|JD Foundation will not only create a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource for high school students, but create a sense of self-motivation, while properly incentivize them for doing so.