Assists is actively reaching out to organizations and agencies that are committed to improving the lives of youth throughout the State of Kansas. We have established working relationships with local public school systems as they have been identified as having the longest reach into the families of youth that we target. Through this partnership scholarships will be awarded to numerous students so they may attain higher educational goals. These will be provided by an endowed scholarship fund supported by the Assists Foundation.
Additionally, we are also committed to awarding grants throughout the community in which we live and work. Grants are awarded based on need and the advancement of the mission of Assists. Grants will be awarded twice yearly and, at this time, are limited to $3,000 annually per organization.
And finally, we have assumed the task of forming the Assists Alliance of Agencies. This is in response to the large number of organizations that have expressed interest in some form of partnership to achieve our goal of providing young people access to better lives. The anchor of this cooperative undertaking is the Assists Alliance of Agencies Think Tank. We expect this brain trust to help implement progressive solutions to the problems facing our young people.