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Making Good Happen with Our Robust Programs

At the Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation, we offer various educational, recreational, development, and financial assistance programs for youth from time to time. We either provide these programs independently with the help of your generous donations or in collaboration with organizations who take part in youth development initiatives and share our vision. Through these programs, we provide mentorship, guidance, coaching, training, resources, and more to the underprivileged youth of our communities.

Here is an overview of some of our youth development programs that we run in the inner-city and across the country:

Check-In

Purpose

The purpose of this virtual program is to engage the impoverished students of middle schools through engaging, exciting, and stimulating activities based on innovation and technology, entrepreneurship, film, video, art, science and more.

How does it work?

Youth virtually check-in to enjoy and experience enrichment, educational and other activities that keep them engaged after school and during summer break.



Innovation
Huddle

Purpose

The purpose of Innovation Huddle is to give all children exposure and access to STEM and Computer Science programs. We believe that introducing children early to technology helps to spark the interest of students in engineering while developing their problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

How does it work?
By developing engaging and innovative activities based on technology creation, we help young children and youth build video games, website pages, animations, and much more. Through this program, we arrange coding classes, Hackathon, tech and innovation coaching and summer innovation and technology camp.

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Through the Innovation Huddle
students will experience:

Coding Classes:

Coding is computer language used to create computer software, apps and websites. Students will learn the general bases of coding in an effort to help them create projects such as: web pages, game designs and more

Summer Technology and Innovation Camp:

The week-long tech camp, for youth ages 8-16, includes 2-3 workshops focusing on robotics, web design, game app development, animation and/or rocketry. The camp also includes: speakers/mentors, student presentations, certificates and more. On the last day of the event, “demo day”, campers showcase what they created.

Hackathon:

This two-day event is designed to pair technology mentors with students in an effort to collaborate around computer programming to problem solve community, social and global issues.

Tech and Innovation Coaches:

Innovation Huddle will also feature tech MVP’s (most valuable programmers) who will talk to students about various STEM career fields.

Through the Innovation Huddle
students will experience:

Take it to the lanes

Purpose

We have designed this recreational program to teach young pupils of age 6 to 18 fundamental bowling skills. This program aims to develop the interest of students in healthy activities as bowling which provides them with lifelong recreational and leisure time activity which they can continue to enjoy with their family and friends.

How does it work?

In this unique program, our experienced coaches and trainers teach students how to select the suitable bowling ball, scoring rules, aiming, deliveries, terminology and other things related to the bowling game.


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Connected Kids

Connecting Kids Purpose We have realized that the digital division is leading to an educational crisis among students. So this program is meant to connect as many underprivileged children and youth as possible with educational resources and technology. How does it work? We request generous donations of technology devices like used computers and laptops from individuals and companies. We donate them to the less fortunate students so that they continue with their learning and develop their skills in this digital era.

Holiday Toys

Connecting Kids Purpose We have realized that the digital division is leading to an educational crisis among students. So this program is meant to connect as many underprivileged children and youth as possible with educational resources and technology. How does it work? We request generous donations of technology devices like used computers and laptops from individuals and companies. We donate them to the less fortunate students so that they continue with their learning and develop their skills in this digital era.

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Connected Kids

Connecting Kids Purpose We have realized that the digital division is leading to an educational crisis among students. So this program is meant to connect as many underprivileged children and youth as possible with educational resources and technology. How does it work? We request generous donations of technology devices like used computers and laptops from individuals and companies. We donate them to the less fortunate students so that they continue with their learning and develop their skills in this digital era.

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Holiday toy drive

Purpose

Jerome Bettis Foundation believes that everyone deserves special treatment during the holiday season, especially children. The purpose of the Holiday Toy Drive is to bring happiness and a reason to celebrate and smile to the underprivileged children in the holiday season.

How does it work?

Our foundation partners with different organizations to run an annual toy drive. Through this, we collect holiday gifts for underprivileged children and youth. Moreover, we hold a special holiday party in which we serve tasty, healthy food, arrange story time and give gifts to the young children.

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