The Be A Leader Foundation is proud to announce that it has been awarded a $50,000 grant to help support its PIPELINE of College Access, Postsecondary Success and Postsecondary Transition programs which serve over 8,000 students a year.
“We are honored to partner with The Thunderbirds again this year,” said Melissa Trujillo, President/CEO and Co-Founder of the Be A Leader Foundation. “This investment will continue to allow us to provide thousands of Arizona students with the tools, resources and mentoring to pursue a higher education.”
The Be A Leader Foundation’s (BALF) mission is to increase the number of students who are prepared for and succeed in higher education by empowering them with tools, leadership skills and consistent support, transforming lives and creating life-long opportunities for success. Their vision is a community where all students have the opportunity to succeed in higher education and have the skills and resources to ensure personal success. BALF believes that Arizona’s future is linked to the state’s ability to produce a robust educated workforce; college graduates earn, on average, one and a half times more than high school graduates, adding more revenue back into the economy.
“We’re thrilled and so proud to give these grants to deserving organizations around the Valley,” said Chance Cozby, president of Thunderbirds Charities. “It’s an honor to have such a positive impact for those in need in our community.”
Be A Leader programs continue to be free for every student and family thanks to the generous support of funders like Thunderbirds Charities.
This grant is part of the Fall 2019 cycle. View a list of all Recent Grantees.