Partnerships are Key to Success
Simon Youth Foundation exists because of individual and corporate partnerships. Without critical funding, Simon Youth Academies and Simon Youth Scholarships would not be available to at-risk youth who need the chance to succeed. One of these corporate partners is SMS Holdings who have chosen to invest in the future.
SYF knows it takes $1,000 to graduate a student in one of our 23 Academies in 13 states. In addition, a graduate earns more than $350,000 over their lifetime compared to their dropout counterpart. According to a study conducted by Northeastern University, on any given day, about one in every 10 young male high school dropouts is in jail or juvenile detention. This scary statistic is yet another reason to support the mission of SYF and keep at-risk youth on the path toward personal and professional success.
Why does SMS Holdings support the efforts of SYF? Take a look at the video featuring Keith Wolken, SMS Chairman & Chief Executive Officer, and Jim Burnett, SMS Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer.