Who are we?
Jerome Bettis, a pro football player and Hall of Fame Running Back, developed the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation in 1997. The purpose behind the creation of this foundation is to provide inner-city youth with opportunities and resources to become healthy, confident, and productive individuals of the society.
Why did Jerome start the foundation
Jerome Bettis always wanted to lead by example. He believes in giving back to the communities and societies that made him capable of accomplishing the level of success and recognition he enjoys today. Bettis has a strong belief that not just his parents, extended family, and teachers, but various programs and multiple individuals influenced him and helped him shape his life. Now, he believes that it is time to return all that by making a real difference in the lives of the underprivileged youth of our society.
Since our inception, we have developed multiple educational, recreational and financial support programs for the impoverished youth of our community. We created various fundraising campaigns and worked with different local and national organizations to support a range of K-12 youth education programs that help bridge the gap between conventional education and technology in our underprivileged communities.
Through our powerful and impactful initiatives, we ensured that all students enrolled in our programs get equal chances of success. Especially during these challenging times following COVID-19, there has been an increase in the digital divide of children in our region and at the national level.
It has become more critical than ever to provide students and teachers with technology to continue their learning and teaching. To deal with this problem to some extent, we started a campaign to encourage individuals and companies to donate their used computers or laptops or make financial contributions to support our ‘Connecting All Students’ mission. So that our youngsters continue with their education and teachers continue to teach remotely amidst this crisis. That’ll surely help students to meet their educational needs from their homes.
This is not all! We’ll continue to make an impact in our communities!
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