Chester County Futures awarded AT&T grant

February 28, 2013 by  

Chester County Futures has been awarded a $25,000 grant by the AT&T Foundation.

The AT&T Aspire Mentoring Academy will also be helping to provide help to the Exton-located organization in the form of volunteer mentors.

Chester County Futures has worked to keep at-risk and low income students in school and to help prepare them for college since 1996. The organization provides after school enrichment programs such as the Passport to College program for high school students and the Futures Ahead program for middle school children, scholarships so students can attend college or university, one-on-one mentoring, and classroom talks. As of 2009, 300 students had enrolled in the Passport to College program. This grant from AT&T should help to ensure that those programs continue. Chester County Futures also holds several fundraising event throughout the year, such as an annual golf classic in September and the Spring JAMboree in May.

No doubt students from all over Chester County, including nearby Malvern, have taken advantage of the programs offered by Chester County Futures. Those running the programs would be wise to work with local printing companies to let the community know about this grant and all they the organization has to offer the county. This might result in an increase of those who will volunteer to help and in the amount of fund the organization can raise.

The AT&T Foundation awarded over $115 in grants in 2011. The Aspire Mentoring Academy has received over $350bn in funding from AT&T.