About the Foundation:

The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation was created in 1997 by Pro Football Hall of Fame Running Back Jerome Bettis to provide opportunities for inner-city youth to succeed and become productive individuals in today’s society. Jerome Bettis wants to lead by example and give back to societies and communities, which enabled him to achieve the level of success he has acquired. He strongly believes that in addition to his parents and extended family, a multitude of individuals and programs assisted in shaping his life. Now, it is his turn to impact the lives of our youth.


The Jerome Bettis “Bus Stops Here” Foundation is dedicated to improving the overall quality of life for troubled and underprivileged inner-city youth. We accomplish this by providing financial resources, educational and recreational programs and mentoring that will assist youth in learning to distinguish between healthy and unhealthy choices.


Our vision is to provide a safe and supportive environment for youth where they can grow and develop as thoughtful and caring citizens and possess the necessary skills to succeed in the 21st century