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JASON KIDD FOUNDATION

http://www.jasonkiddfoundation.org Tax ID 86-0948905

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Mission Statement:

The Jason Kidd Foundation is dedicated to improving education among the youth, by ensuring that kids of all ages have the tools needed through mentoring, tutoring and technology programs to succeed in life.

Background:

NBA All-Star and Olympic Gold Medalist, Jason Kidd, established his Foundation in March 1999. As many of us, Jason believes that we must nurture and assist in the development of our children because they are our future.

The Jason Kidd Foundation is a non-for profit organization dedicated to providing opportunities for young people to succeed in life through education. In the past the Jason Kidd Foundation has raised funds through various events and programs, such as the Celebrity Golf Tournament, Boys Night Out, and the "Assist 4 Kidds" program.

Partners of the Jason Kidd Foundation include Northern Light School and KIPP Truth Academy.

Northern Light School is a committed to providing a high quality education for children from all socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds, especially those who would not have the opportunity for a private school education. Since 1995, Northern Light has graduated 165 students. Of those 165, 98 percent received scholarships to private high schools. Furthermore, 99 percent of the high school graduates received acceptance letters to prestigious colleges and universities such as Duke University, Georgetown University, Penn State University, Purdue University, and University of California, Berkley.

KIPP Truth Academy is part of the nationally renowned Knowledge is Power Program (KIPP) and aims to close the achievement gap for underprivileged youth by establishing rigorous academic standards and a culture of high expectations. The mission of KIPP DFW is to equip students who have been traditionally underserved with the knowledge, skills and character traits necessary to succeed in top-quality high schools, colleges and the competitive world.

The Jason Kidd Foundation has partnered with these two organizations to help support the schools and dreams of the students. Jason Kidd believes in the dream and aspirations of the students at Northern Light School and KIPP Truth Academy.