The Pocono Scholarship and Outreach Foundation is organized exclusively for charitable, religious, educational, and scientific purposes under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code, or corresponding section of any future federal tax code. Notwithstanding any other provision of these articles, this corporation shall not, except to an insubstantial degree, engage in any activities, or exercise any powers not in furtherance of section 501(c)3 purposes. The Pocono Scholarship and Outreach Foundation is organized to provide Educational Scholarships, uplifting our Community through Educational Programs and assistance in the form of Charitable Donations to other community 501(c)3 approved organizations.
The Pocono Scholarship and Outreach Foundation, will provide scholarships to graduating high school students who live in and around The Monroe County area. Scholarship awards will be granted annually in May. The Scholarships are to provide educational assistance to the children and parents of students who meet the selection criteria.
THE UPLIFT ACADEMY
Pocono Scholarship and Outreach Foundation, will provide mentoring, child development and enrichment services to residents seventeen (17) and below of the Monroe County & Pocono Mountain Region Areas. The Uplift Academy is a mentoring program that will be administered by The Pocono Scholarship and Outreach Foundation for underprivileged males between the ages of 9-15. Regular monthly meetings will focus on science and technology, math and English, .self-esteem, and leadership training. Funds will be raised to provide college scholarships to participants in the academy.
THE OUTREACH ACADEMY
The Pocono Scholarship and Outreach Foundation will provide assistance to community organizations that reach out to the members of the community in assistance. Organizations like the Salvation Army, Big Brothers & Big Sisters, March of Dimes, American Cancer Society, Goodwill, American Heart Association, United Way and the American Red Cross. Our activities will include assisting in construction projects, volunteering to serve thanksgiving and Christmas dinners, clothing drives and more.
The Pocono Scholarship and Outreach Foundation will organize many events during its fiscal year to finance its activities and scholarships. One such event is the Jason L. Simpson Memorial Golf Tournament where we raise money to distribute Scholarships in his name.