It started with an idea. Justin Yuille wanted to help kids get into colleges and new that the average high school counselor is so overwhelmed it isn’t always possible to give each kid personalized help with applications let alone SAT’s. He’s an educator and knows full well the challenges the kids face in getting help from counselors. With the help of his family members (all educators, some I know personally) Foundation 44 was born.
That was 6 months ago and so far he has helped 75 kids from Pasadena’s Blair High School and Duarte High School to make it into college. They are all smart kids from under privileged homes, the many the first in the family to make it to college. They are in the process of working on obtaining their non-profit status as I write this.
Pepsi has a challenge running right now to give out grant money to programs such as this that help a community. The grant is huge $250K. In the end it comes down to votes and Foundation 44 needs votes if it is to grow and achieve their goal of helping 750 local kids from under-privileged homes make it into college. If you want to help their cause VOTE HERE.