The success of Simon Youth Foundation is rooted in its partnerships with public school districts, post-secondary institutions and professional organizations. In all, nearly 100 education institutions are aligned with the SYF mission, and the foundation is proud to leverage these relationships to benefit the students in our Simon Youth Academies as well as our Simon Youth Scholarship winners.
PUBLIC SCHOOL DISTRICTS
Kappa Delta Pi International Honor Society in Education was established to foster excellence in education and promote fellowship among those dedicated to teaching.
SYF partners with KDP to offer professional development opportunities to Simon Youth Academy teachers among other services and benefits.
National Dropout Prevention Center Network was begun in 1986 to serve as a clearinghouse on issues related to dropout prevention and to offer strategies designed to increase the graduation rate in America’s schools.
SYF partners with NDPCN to offer professional development opportunities to Simon Youth Academy teachers and to share the foundation’s best-practices communications with a broad audience.
Simon Youth Foundation is proud to be aligned with some of the most influential U.S. companies, many that enjoy a global footprint.
Leveraging partnerships with the likes of Simon Property Group and Coca-Cola, SYF is able to ignite hope in more Simon Youth Academy students and Simon Youth Scholarship winners. These partnerships facilitate internships, professional development training, and full- and part-time employment opportunities for SYF students while also sustaining cultures of philanthropy that provide important funding for SYF programss
Simon Property Group is an S&P 500 company and the largest real estate company in the U.S. SPG currently owns or has an interest in 390 retail real estate properties comprising 262 million square feet of gross leasable area in North America, Europe and Asia.
More than any corporate partner, SYF relies on its partnership with SPG to secure space for its Simon Youth Academies, and the company’s employees generate millions of dollars in support of SYF each year. The foundation believes that SPG employees are the Simon in Simon Youth Foundation.
CVS Caremark is one of the world’s largest health care providers, offering industry-leading clinical and health management programs, specialty pharmacy expertise, leadership in retail clinics, and customer service excellence, to the more than four million customers who visit CVS/pharmacy stores every day.
SYF partners with CVS Caremark to sponsor the Pathways to Pharmacy program, which places Simon Youth Academy students in varied internship position at CVS locations nationwide. Often, the internships opportunities become permanent full time jobs for SYF students after graduation.