The J. F. Holder Foundation is a 501c(3) non-profit organization devoted to creating educational and social opportunities for at-risk youth. We offer attractive and responsive programs designed to help at-risk youth achieve academic, social and workforce success. Our mission is to engage, educate and empower the youth, by creating 21st Century learning spaces where at-risk youth can learn the essential skills that will help them succeed in school, their careers and in life.
The J.F. Holder Foundation takes a grassroots approach to mentoring and educating at-risk youth. We understand that they face challenges both inside and outside the classroom, with disparities in educational resources, access to technology, wealth and life chances. As an organization we work to develop a level of communication and trust with at-risk youth, so we can have the ability to be a voice of reason and influence.
We invest into at-risk youths' social equity, balancing the tasks of promoting cultural pride, providing multi-cultural experiences, and preparing at-risk youth for life in mainstream society. We provide a flexible, but structured mentoring system where the interests of at-risk youth are emphasized. We believes by investing in our youths’ future we can help them become the leaders of tomorrow and productive members of their communities.
The J. F. Holder Foundation consists of two components: our Powered for Success mentoring system and the Fairmont Project.
Powered For Success
It takes a village to empower our youth today. We need your support to continue to develop, improve and maintain our projects and programs. We are looking for volunteers, mentors, counselors and sponsors to work together with us. We cannot wait to welcome you to the family.