The I CAN Foundation (and the success principles 4 life) is the second foundation that we spotlight here on The College Money Maze. We want our audience to get up close and personal with the organizations that award college scholarships and hear the story behind the message.
Michael Jones is Founder and President of The I CAN Foundation as well as an entrepreneur. He talks at length about his principles for success and what services the foundation provides for the youth of North Plainfield, NJ and the surrounding communities.
The I CAN Foundation empowers our youth and community with the “I Can” attitude by providing free services geared toward middle and high school students, completed by family-oriented programs for the community. TCIF’s services and programs include tutoring, mentoring, NJ PARCC & SAT Boot Camps, Hoops 4 a Cause event and an Annual Black History Extravaganza
The Foundation also awards a $2000 scholarship to a high school senior. The qualifications are as follows:
- Graduating New Jersey High School Senior (NJ Resident only)
- Complete a 750 word essay
- Two-Three letters of recommendation
- 2.5 grade point
- Extra Curricula Activities
Success Principles 4 Life: Spirituality, Family, Education & Recreation
Success tips for high school seniors:
- Choose a college wisely
- Practice positive study habits
- Get to know your professors to build a relationship
“Don’t study what you know – study what you don’t know!” – Michael Jones
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