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Raising the Score for Education

Posted on: June 2, 2010

Helios Education Foundation, the Rays Baseball Foundation and the United Way of Tampa Bay are working to raise the score for education! Each time the Tampa Bay Rays score a run from May 24-July 11, Helios Education Foundation will donate $250 to the United Way of Tampa Bay's Education Initiative called Helping Children and Youth Achieve their Potential. This effort is focused on helping children and youth increase their school readiness, build academic success and develop strong life skills.

Our mission at Helios Education Foundation is to enrich the lives of individuals in Arizona and Florida by creating opportunities for success in postsecondary education. We do this by building new partnerships and investing our expertise and financial resources into initiatives aligned with our impact areas of early childhood education, the transition years (grades 5-12) and postsecondary scholarships. Since 2005, Helios has invested over $76 million into these initiatives in both states.

We only accept solicited requests for funding from eligible organizations (Investment Guidelines) because our staff is actively engaged in the education arena in both states, already seeking out best practices, innovative approaches and other opportunities to strengthen and transform education, and ultimately increase student success. Organizations from both the public and private sectors that are performing powerful and results-oriented work in our impact areas may be invited to submit a proposal.

For more information about Helios Education Foundation, visit the About Us section of our website. You can also find out more about our community investments and partnerships in our Investment History section.

Category: Innovative

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