The Willie & Vivian Gaddis Foundation for K.I.D.S.
Kids Inspired and Destined for Success
Topic: Meet and Greet/Spark and Purpose
Description: Students will have an opportunity to engage with other tour participants, and critically consider what sparks and motivates them to live with intentionality. Do I choose a career or a major?
For all sessions, please check in at least 15 Minutes before the start time so that we can begin and end promptly.
Alethea E. Gaddis
Thank you for visiting our website! We are dedicated to providing the very best in college access information and programming to youth and families. We also offer other building blocks to help children and youth develop extraordinary lives!
Everyone should consider the value of a college degree.
The college experience in addition to earning a degree often positions you to pursue your passion.
Children and youth can be inspired early to live extraordinary lives.
A quality education prepares youth to remain competitive in the 21st century.
We look forward to serving you!
Are you pursuing your purpose?
The Gaddis Foundation for K.I.D.S. is a publicly supported non-profit organization. We also provide useful resources, some of which are included on this site. We were recognized by the IRS as a 501(c) (3) in 2001. Supported by corporate sponsorship, federal grants and individual donations, we are committed to making a difference in the lives we are able to touch.
Please use this site as a resource and to learn how to participate in our programs and HBCU College Tours!
Alethea E. Gaddis
The Gaddis Foundation for KIDS is a proud member of the Ohio College Access Network.
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Jump Start U4 College promotes early awareness about the benefits of going to college. We also provide useful resources, some of which are included on this site. Our college access program walks students and parents though planning during the high school years, selecting a college, the admissions process, paying for college and so much more! This program is for youth grades 7 – 12. Students from private, community and public schools are welcome to participate.
Students from the following public school districts are participating in our program:
Bexley City Schools
Canal Winchester City Schools
Columbus City Schools
Dublin City Schools
Gahanna City Schools
Grandview City Schools
Grove City Schools
Groveport-Madison City Schools
New Albany City Schools
Hamilton-Local City Schools
Hilliard City Schools
Pickerington City Schools
Reynoldsburg City Schools
Whitehall City Schools
World Harvest Prep
Students from Akron, Cincinnati and Cleveland
Various Central Ohio Charter Schools
Jump Start U4 College also offers college visits, primarily to Historically Black Colleges and Universities, as part of our early awareness programming.
K.I.D.S. Club (More Program Information Coming Soon)
Kids Inspired and Destined for Success promotes literacy in children grades 4 – 7. Children who participate in our K.I.D.S. Club learn also learn early about the importance of college.