The James R. Jordan Foundation provides a pathway out of poverty by empowering youth to achieve their full potential and by leveling the playing field so they can become successful human beings and productive contributors to society. We do this by creating networks of support for families and communities, motivating youth, and ensuring high-quality academic opportunities for youth in under-served communities. The James R. Jordan Foundation is dedicated to supporting students and families through access to knowledge and by exposing them to resources that contribute to their life success.
The Foundation believes a strong family is a critical component of a child’s academic success, which provides a pathway out of poverty. The Foundation’s series of programs supports the academic development of youth through a mentorship approach. These programs encourage parental involvement, expose students to S.T.E.A.M. (science, technology, engineering, arts and math), foster a love for reading and provide college readiness assistance and scholarship awards.