What is it?
The Jerome Bettis Bus Stops Here Foundation offers various educational, recreational, developmental, and financial assistance programs. Through these programs, we provide mentorship, guidance, coaching, training, resources, and more to the underprivileged communities.
Why did it start?
Jerome Bettis always wanted to lead by example. He believes in giving back to the communities and societies that made him capable of accomplishing the level of success and recognition he has today. Bettis has a strong belief that not just his parents, extended family, and teachers, but various programs and multiple individuals influenced him and helped shape his life. Jerome believes that it is time to return all that by making a real difference in the lives of the underprivileged youth of our society.
Who does it support?
The Bus Stops Here Foundation strives to support the underprivileged youth by providing them with services, programs, and equipment needed in order to be successful. Not only does the foundation support the communities in Pittsburgh, it also supports societies in Detroit and Atlanta! Our next step is to extend our support to parents and caregivers in our new project called The CyberBus coming this fall!
What is the goal?
The goal of this foundation is to provide education, sports, technology, and recreational opportunities to the underprivileged youth of the inner-city. We aim to help them improve their quality of life through our mentoring and programs to become enlightened, healthy, skilled, and productive individuals. Through our resources and experienced assistance, we provide financially challenged youth with a sense of purpose, motivation, and confidence, which helps them put their optimal efforts forward in whatever they do in their lives.
How can I get involved?
There are various ways to get involved including: volunteering, participating, donating, or sponsoring an event! Some upcoming events to look out for are TheCyberBus Project, Caring for Kids Gala, and Holiday Toy Drive. More information to come!