a society where one out of four adults cannot read.
This isn’t the plotline to a new Hollywood
disaster film. It’s real, and is arguably the single biggest
threat to the economic well being of America’s society
and to the health of the bottom line for many companies.
In fact, a recent literacy report issued by
the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) stated that
one in four children in America will grow up not knowing how
to read. In addition, one out of twenty adults in America is
currently illiterate. Not surprisingly, the cultural demographic
most affected is in urban, underserved communities, specifically
face it, we’ve all heard similar statistics and concerns.
The question, however, is how does this affect companies
who are in a position to make a real change in our communities?
uneducated and illiterate society diminishes the number of consumers
able to purchase your products and services.
An uneducated and illiterate society severely limits who you
can hire as employees, both entry level and management.
consumers’ inability to make basic level buying decisions
to a dramatically shrinking pool of qualified employees to hire,
an illiterate and uneducated population carries catastrophic
results for society. But it also brings major issues for the
present and future health of the companies who depend on our
community for survival through talented employees and consumers
who trust and buy their products.
Opportunity: Will You Seize It?
ability to make a difference begins and ends with the continued
education and encouragement of African-American youth. Will
you sit on the sidelines or seize this opportunity to play a
role in an historic and cultural enhancement initiative?
No matter how unique our foundation’s
approach may be, continued development, research and outreach
initiatives are critical for this effort to be fully successful.
Today, you and your company can make an immediate difference
in the lives of our community’s youth, not to mention
build an even stronger bond between your brand and the community
that supports it.
is a brief sampling of the Brand Donation Options:
Exclusive or co-sponsorship of the JET Foundation’s “Mentorship”,
“Scholarship”, “Pay for A’s”,
“Jet Achievers” and “Road to Education Success”
Access to and brand awareness with key demographic groups in
important Southern California communities.
Cash and product donation opportunities. Go beyond just cash
donations and make a difference through the donation and use
of your company’s products.
Legacy That Matters: The Choice Is Yours
with the involvement of community leaders, citizens
and the combination of local and national corporations,
your donation and involvement with The JET Foundation is not
alone. When you join the JET Foundation’s ever growing
list of community partners you’re not only joining a select
group of organizations, you’re making a profound
statement as to the type of legacy you and your company create.
you are a small company or an individual who would like to donate
what you can please click on the Donation button below.
you represent a large corporation or simply want to determine
how you or your company can collaborate with The JET Foundation
we encourage an initial meeting, either in person or over the
phone. Please EMAIL
us or call 310-242-1339
today. A representative of The JET Foundation will be contacting
you shortly to arrange this meeting.
in life and in business decisions really are simple. This is
one of them.
behalf of the JET Foundation and our community partners we look
forward to you joining us on this historic journey.
change isn’t coming. It’s
here. The question is what
role will you play?