The Masquerade Announces Larry Bird as 2014 Honoree

Celebration of Hoosier Basketball Legend to Benefit Simon Youth Foundation and Pacers Foundation INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana basketball legend, NBA Hall of Famer and Pacers President of Basketball Operations Larry Bird will be the honoree at The Masquerade at Bankers Life Fieldhouse in downtown Indianapolis on Saturday, October 25, 2014. From his early days at Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Ind. and Indiana State University to his renowned NBA... Read More

Simon Youth Foundation Elects Lena Barkley, Dr. Leslie Fatum, Jeff Kucer to Board of Directors

Herbert Simon, David Simon, the late Melvin Simon named Honorary Board Members INDIANAPOLIS (February 25, 2014) – Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), an education-focused nonprofit headquartered in Indianapolis, has elected three new members to its national board of directors, elevated an incumbent member to emeritus status, named Herbert Simon and David Simon  as honorary members and posthumously recognized Melvin Simon as an honorary member. New board... Read More

AmeriPark Holiday Valet Program Raises More Than $47,000 for At-Risk Youth

INDIANAPOLIS  (February 6, 2014) – Shoppers at Simon malls across the country who chose to valet park their vehicles this holiday season helped put the charitable efforts of AmeriPark, a full-service parking company, in overdrive.  For the fourth consecutive year, AmeriPark teamed with mall owner Simon Property Group and mall retailers to promote the service and send a healthy portion of the proceeds to Simon Youth Foundation (SYF), an Indianapolis-based... Read More

Heartfelt Thank You to an Anonymous Donor

At Northshore Mall in Peabody, MA, a quiet gentleman has visited Guest Services time and again to make generous contributions to Simon Youth Foundation.  Over time, his dollars turned into hundreds of dollars, and eventually the anonymous donor surpassed the $1,200 mark.  Attentive Simon employees took note, and although the humble patron wishes to remain anonymous, a student at Simon Youth Peabody Learning Academy at Northshore Mall couldn’t... Read More

Simon Youth Foundation Names New Communications Manager

INDIANAPOLIS, (January 16, 2014) – Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) today announced Jen Pittman will join the Indianapolis-based nonprofit as its new communications manager.  In this role, she will lead collaborative efforts to raise awareness of the Foundation and its education-focused mission in communities that are home to Simon Properties and Simon Youth Academies. “Education has been a powerful, defining force in my life, and I am thrilled to... Read More

Simon Youth Scholarship Kick Starts College Career for IU Freshman

Julian Batts has a keen interest in international studies with his sights set on a career helping businesses boost productivity.  It’s a worthy professional goal and one that this Indiana University freshman is on track to attain. As a Carmel, Ind. high school student, Julian received a 2013 Simon Youth Community Scholarship through the Fashion Mall at Keystone, and he credits much of his early success in college to opportunities made possible... Read More

Simon Youth Foundation Extends Community Scholarship Deadline to January 21, 2014

Due to harsh winter conditions felt throughout much of the country this week, Simon Youth Foundation will extend the Simon Youth Community Scholarship Deadline to January 21, 2014.  The extension should afford applicants extra time to pick up scholarship applications from Simon Guest Services Centers and to secure transcripts or other necessary documentation. The new deadline also will allow mail delivery to return to normal schedules.For the 14th... Read More

KDP Names Simon Youth Peabody Learning Academy Director Seith Bedard “Teacher of Honor”

Thirty students at a time: That’s how Mr. B. diligently works to educate at-risk youth in Peabody, Mass.  Class credit by class credit, he and his fellow teachers transform kids who likely would have been dropout statistics into high school graduates. With every new class that crosses the stage to shake his hand and proudly receive their diplomas, it’s easy to see Seith Bedard’s commitment to educating all students. And it’s easy to understand... Read More

15-10-10: The Combination for a Successful 2013

As 2013 draws to a close, Simon Youth Foundation celebrates a year of record-breaking successes –achievements that became possible because of support from our terrific partners.   15-10-10 was our mantra, our motto, our focus. This year at SYF, we celebrated our 15th Anniversary, graduated our 10,000th student and awarded our 10 millionth dollar in scholarships. We unleashed the “power of orange.” And we never once forgot the sole purpose... Read More

Students Do More than Shop at Simon Malls; They Graduate

Simon Malls are bustling with activity this holiday season, but among the familiar sights of gift bags and decorations, shoppers at several malls across the nation may see an unfamiliar holiday scene – high school graduation ceremonies.  This December, 225 at-risk high school students will receive their high school diplomas as they graduate from seven of 23 Simon Youth Academies located primarily in Simon Malls. Graduation day is an incredible,... Read More