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What is the Simon Youth Foundation?
  • What is the Simon Youth Foundation?


Simon Youth Foundation, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, was established in 1998 and is headquartered in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Our Mission
The mission of Simon Youth Foundation (SYF) is to foster and improve educational opportunities, career development, and life skills for at-risk youth through focused programs and initiatives with our public school partners.  To achieve our mission, SYF has two primary programs that it focuses its time and resources on.

Education Resource Center
Education Resource Centers (ERCs) are alternative schools for at-risk youth who wish to earn their high school diploma.  Many of the ERCs are built in Simon Malls, with the objective of providing alternative education for at-risk youth.  An ERC provides an environment where students with special needs or additional personal responsibilities, such as balancing school, work and family, can attend and receive their high school diplomas.  There is currently no ERC planned for DeSoto Square Mall.

Scholarships
Recognizing the importance of secondary education, SYF offers financial assistance awards to help meet the needs of graduating high school seniors in communities that host Simon Malls, and ERC seniors.

Contribute today by dropping your change into one of the SYF Wishing Wells located in the mall, or by making a donation at Simon Guest Services. 
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