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May 2017 Entry

Creating Pathways to Success through Football

Taija Jackson
Vernal · Utah
What is your cause and how will it make the world kinder?

Utah United Youth Football is based in beautiful, rural community that is economically distressed. Our mission

How will you use the $10k?

Funding will cover a portion of total costs for both an innovative athletic athletic program and an evidence-based academic enrichment program at Utah United Youth Football in Vernal, Utah and surrounding communities.

Funding covers:
- Cost of additional tutors for one-on-one and group tutoring sessions
- Cost of training and facilitation of program leaders
- Cost of one-on-one growth mindset mentoring sessions for high school and college readiness
- Cost of ACES Nation participation for all participants
- Cost of visits to top tier universities
- Cost of trip to technical colleges
- Cost of athletic equipment
- Cost of educational technology
-Cost to create and support giving opportunities.

What impact do you hope to make?

Our mission to create a safe and fun athletic outlet for all children who wish to participate regardless of their ability to pay that supports academic achievement. We hope to help children in our area realize that with hard work and perseverance that they can achieve their dreams. Our goal is to support families in reaching a goal of sending their children to college which often comes with the misconception of being something that is out of reach because of a lack of educational supports and economic stressors in our area. Our mission is to provide a safe place where kids have both an athletic outlet and place where their educational efforts are supported to the highest degree and where leadership, civic responsibility are cornerstones.

Other Details

Utah United Youth Football has been in service for 2 years. With this funding we hope to attain all educational supports before the 2017 season and school year begin. Trips to colleges and technical schools will take place between September and December.
Tutoring services are year round.

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