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CHARITIES

Straight ‘A’ Student Kenneth Tart is the kind of student

over the country. One day, he hopes to become

earned per quarter in Reading, Math, Writing

a scientist.

and Science.

Jordan

As Kenneth finishes his elementary

The scholarship dollars are invested in

Foundation loves to invest. Not only

education at Victor Herbert and moves on to

college savings plans, and are available to

has he overcome countless personal

high school, we cannot wait to see what

students upon enrollment in a higher

hurdles, but he has done so while

else he achieves, thanks to the help of

educational or vocational program.

maintaining

supporters like you.

in

whom

the

James

excellent

R.

grades

and

Since 2008, 85% of students that participated in the A-Team program graduated

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MICHAEL JORDAN CELEBRITY INVITATIONAL

keeping his sights set on his goals for

A-Team Scholars

the future.

from high school - more than double the

Since joining the A-Team in 2006,

The James R. Jordan Foundation’s A-

Chicago Public Schools graduation rate - with

Kenneth has grown both academically and

Team Scholars program aims to increase

60% entering a post-secondary institution

personally. His grades have improved, and he

higher

within two years of graduation. This year, our

maintains a positive attitude throughout

students in underserved communities.

education

opportunities

for

goal is to reach 100% high school graduation and a 75% college attendance rate.

every challenge life throws at him. In 2008,

The program opens doors to higher

Kenneth won the A-Team’s United Family

education by investing in students who

Please consider making a contribution to

Dream Vacation to Disney World for earning

consider college to be out of reach. The

the James R. Jordan Foundation’s A-Team

straight As for the entire school year.

students are bright and eager to learn; A-Team

Scholars program, and making college education

Scholars inspires them to succeed in school.

a reality for students like Kenneth Tart.

Kenneth’s favorite subject is science. In 2009, he applied for and won a trip to the U.S.

Students in grades 4-12 are awarded

James R. Jordan Foundation

Space and Rocket Center for the Aviation

scholarship money based on scholastic

PO Box 11698, Chicago, IL 60611

Challenge camp. Kenneth blossomed at space

achievement, character and integrity. They

(312) 751-9696

camp, and was popular with campers from all

receive scholarship awards for each A and B

www.jamesjordanfoundation.org

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