Five-year NBA vet, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson started the Rondae Hollis-Jefferson Foundation with the goal of helping students with the least available resources reach new heights through cutting-edge educational strategies and mental health awareness. With the focus of exposing students to coding and other technological fields, Hollis-Jefferson wants to provide an outlet for students that is not sports related. Hollis-Jefferson’s foundation’s main objective is to launch a nonprofit Charter School in his hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania.
Through building the foundation, Hollis-Jefferson is now in the process of launching his C.H.A.P Charter School. Hollis-Jefferson and his C.H.A.P. (Calm, Humble, and Patient) leadership team have applied to the local Chester school district to form the school with a plan to enroll fifth to eighth grade students by next fall. Start-up costs for the school will come from Hollis-Jefferson’s foundation, ensuring that students will be provided an innovative learning experience that will propel them towards success.
Why We Like It:
For the youth of Chester, Pennsylvania, educational resources and mental health development needs attention and care. Rondae Hollis-Jefferson is providing that affection through the purpose of the C.H.A.P. Charter School. The school will seek to expose students to a new and refreshing educational curriculum. Providing a pathway for success for future students is inspiring, and with his charter school on the way, Hollis-Jefferson will be responsible for establishing a new wave of an enlightened youth coming out of the city of Chester, Pennsylvania.