Support the ASA Foundation—Help the Future Workforce

Give back during the holidays & help to provide a life-changing experience to at-risk students.

Donate today to the ASA Foundation JAG Scholar Fund.

The holiday season is the perfect time to reflect on the good things in your life and give to those in need.

On Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, ASA launched a campaign to raise funds through the ASA Foundation on behalf of Jobs for America’s Graduates, the association’s national philanthropic partner. You can help ASA make a positive, tangible difference in the lives of at-risk high school students by donating to the foundation to provide scholarships to the JAG National Student Leadership Academy.

Each year, the academy hosts 1,000 student delegates who gather in Washington, DC, to participate in three days of leadership development activities; competitive employability skills events; educational tours of historic sites in the nation’s capital; and networking experiences with fellow students, supporters, and members of the JAG board of directors.

The cost to attend the academy can range from $1,000 to $2,000 per student, which is very steep for the deserving but economically disadvantaged student leaders. Your donation will help remove this financial barrier for a select group of JAG student scholars, allowing them to participate in this life-changing experience.

Share That You Care on #GivingTuesday

Tweet or post on social media about your donation to the ASA Foundation JAG scholar fund on Giving Tuesday, Dec. 3, using the hashtags #GivingTuesday and #ASACares. Spread the word so others will be inspired to follow your lead and contribute to student scholarships.

For almost 40 years, Jobs for America’s Graduates has assisted more than one million of the highest-risk young people across 1,300 communities in 35 U.S. states, with consistent and convincing results one year after leaving school.

JAG does this by delivering a competency- classroom-based national employability skills curriculum for students to master so they possess the skills necessary to excel in the workforce.
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Frequently Asked Questions

  • The ASA Foundation is a nonprofit organization affiliated with ASA. The foundation conducts educational and charitable activities related to assisting public educational institutions in preparing students for future career opportunities. The foundation also engages in other charitable, educational, and research activities as determined by the ASA board of directors.

  • Your donation to the ASA Foundation will be earmarked for student scholarships to the 2020 JAG National Student Leadership Academy. Once decisions are made about the scholarship recipients, all contributors will receive information about the students the fund will help send to the leadership academy.

  • Yes. The ASA Foundation is a designated 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Any donations are deductible for federal income tax purposes. After completing the online donation form, you will receive an email confirmation with tax-related information for filing purposes.

  • ASA member companies and their employees may contribute to the fund for any amount. Remember, every donation counts and will directly go to a child in need with great potential.

ASA and JAG are partnering to help prepare at-risk youth from across the nation for their future roles in the workforce. Learn how your company can get involved to help address critical skills gap challenges in the communities where you operate. Learn more.

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