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
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.
supporters like you.
Since 2008, 85% of students that participated in the A-Team program graduated
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keeping his sights set on his goals for
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
within two years of graduation. This year, our
maintains a positive attitude throughout
students in underserved communities.
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
camp, and was popular with campers from all
receive scholarship awards for each A and B