SHOWING KIDS MORE

SO THEY WANT MORE

who
we are

The brainchild of Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and poet Jill Scott, the Blues Babe Foundation is led by a team of passionate professionals invested in the success of our youth. Since it’s inception, the foundation has benefited from strong community and corporate partnerships.

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what
we do

The Blues Babe Foundation is a North Philadelphia based launch pad for young brilliance. Our programs are rooted in cultivating academic and artistic success in youth coming from the most underserved communities of North Philadelphia and Camden.

The Blues Babe Foundation is a North Philadelphia based launch pad for young brilliance. Our programs are rooted in cultivating academic and artistic success in youth coming from the most underserved communities of North Philadelphia and Camden.

what
we do

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why
we do it

Not one to distance herself from her humble beginnings in Philadelphia, Jill was inspired by events in her own life to ensure that other deserving young people would not find their education stalled due to lack of financial support.

We offer scholarship & mentoring programs for students that show the aptitude and commitment to their education.

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PROVIDE

encouragement & mentoring.

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EMPOWER WITH

life skills & training.

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CREATE FUTURES WITH

a vision for academic success.

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Camp Jill Scott

Camp Jill Scott is a free one-week day camp created to provide a fun outdoor experience for young scholars from North Philadelphia.

Our Scholarships

The foundation’s scholarship program offers financial support and mentoring for students that have shown the aptitude and commitment to their education, but whose families may not have the resources to ensure completion of their undergraduate degrees.

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Featured Scholar

Savannah Manns
15 years-old

Fall 2016:
11th grade at Science Leadership Academy

Inspirations:
Someone who inspires me is my grandmom. She inspires me because she has over come so many obstacles in her life however she continued to push through all while taking care of her kids. She is always there when I need her and she gives amazing advice when you need it the most. She is one of the most intelligent people I know.

Aspirations:
After graduating from science leadership academy I hope to attend a university or college of my choice where I would major in pre medicine. I hope to one day become a pediatric neurologist or a pediatric psychologist.

Links:
Uniquely You Summit

We need your help

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Let’s make a difference together!

Our young scholars need our support now more than ever! With your contribution we can increase our camp size; and eventually have it become an overnight camp so the kids can really have a vacation, as well as the parents. We can help make sure elementary school libraries are open on a consistent basis. We can help the young people dedicated to education get their books, pay some dorm fees, assist with tuition. We can’t do everything, but together we can do something special.

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