Tuesday, 28 September 2010

Eddie Pope

  • Footballer
  • USA National
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The Eddie Pope Foundation

The Eddie Pope Foundation, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization serving youth in underserved communities. In these communities there are young people at risk of becoming victims or perpetrators of violence; drug abusers or dealers; teen parents and/or products of poor educational opportunities. These communities are an untapped source of creative, intelligent, ambitious, and positive young people. The foundation wants to "tap" this source and develop the minds, bodies and spirits of these kids. We do this through after school and summer programs centered around soccer and learning life skills. Our programs currently serve between 300 to 350 young people in two locations: Washington, D.C. and High Point, North Carolina.

All costs associated with The Eddie Pope Foundation are absorbed by the Foundation. All of our participants are residents of public housing or low-income communities and are not required to pay fees. The majority of the money we raise is used for the programs. We are currently a volunteer run organization with one paid staff member.
The Foundation is continuing to grow, future plans include:
  1. partnering with pre-selected Head Start programs; and
  2. partnering with pre-selected programs in the Salt Lake City, Utah area; and
  3. creating a need-based youth sponsorship program
The Eddie Pope Foundation focuses completely on program development and is not a grant-making organization. We hope you enjoy reading more about us and how we are serving the young people in OUR communities.

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