Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation
The Andre Agassi
Charitable Foundation (AACF) was created to provide recreational and
educational opportunities for at-risk boys and
girls. The Foundation strives to assist those underprivileged, abused and
abandoned children who may be deprived of basic options in life. The
Foundation also offers a combination of emotional, physical and academic
programs designed to enhance a child’s character, self-esteem and career possibilities:
- Andre Agassi College Preparatory Academy - An independent public charter school that fosters innovation and excellence in education through academic programs designed to enhance students’ character,
respect, motivation and self-discipline. The Academy is a K-12 prototype
learning community for socio-economically challenged students, which seeks to
impart the skills and knowledge needed to achieve individual potential for
college preparation. The school opened in 2001 with grades third
through fifth. It currently houses kindergarten through tenth grades, with
grades eleven and twelve scheduled to open one year at a time through 2008.
- Andre Agassi Boys
& Girls Club of Las Vegas --
Offering a full spectrum of activities which reinforce educational, recreational and social growth, the club features an indoor basketball court,
library, computer lab, cafeteria, TeenCenter and three
outdoor tennis courts. The AACF has donated more than $3.5 million to
the Agassi Boys & Girls Club, which was built in 1997. Furthermore,
the Foundation funds a unique full-time tennis and basketball program at the
- Assistance League of Las
Vegas’ OperationSchoolBell-- A program that provides new clothing and personal hygiene packs for
needy children to encourage school attendance and build self-esteem. OperationSchoolBell has
clothed more than 15,000 children.
Hope/Girls Hope of Nevada--Provides a safe, family-like environment and
college preparatory opportunities for youth who are at-risk, yet academically
capable. Boys Hope offers a permanent residence for kids who otherwise
might be living in a homeless shelter or possibly on the street.
- Child Haven -- A shelter that provides
temporary care for abused, neglected and abandoned children under protective
custody of the court system in Southern Nevada.
The AACF has provided more than $2 million to Child Haven to build the AgassiCenter for Education and the Andre Agassi Cottage for Medically Fragile
- Class! Publications -- A periodical written by and
for Las Vegas
high school students with an emphasis on helping at-risk youth deal with
teenage problems. The newspaper reaches more than 40,000 students and
also publishes the art and photography of local teenagers.
- Cynthia Bunker and Joy McClenahan Memorial
Scholarship Fund -- An endowment created by the Foundation provides
tuition scholarships given annually to students enrolled in the College of Fine Arts
at the University of Nevada, Las
Vegas. These students must demonstrate
financial need and are encouraged to perform 40 hours of community service
- I Have A Dream Foundation --
Established to create scholarships for youth who successfully complete high
school and choose to advance their education, IHAD has made a pledge to
provide remaining tuition balances after all financial aid packages and grant
scholarships are paid. A “Dreamer” can range from kindergarten to high
- Greater Las Vegas After-School All-Stars
(presented by Inner-City Games) -- An organization whose mission is to provide comprehensive out-of-school programs to keep children safe and help
them achieve in school and life, the All-Stars provides a variety of
athletic, educational, cultural and community enrichment programs.
Activities include tennis, basketball, track, golf, baseball, soccer and
swimming, as well as other events such as hip-hop dance, chess, cultural arts
and computer camp.
Vegas Sun Summer Camp -- Provides
children ages 7 to 15 with the opportunity to acquire an appreciation of nature
and to develop social interaction skills, as well as enhance physical fitness
and mental well-being. All of the children come from low-income homes,
some from foster care, or are physically challenged.
Concert Series -- A program created by the Las Vegas Philharmonic that
introduces youth to symphonic music at an early age to promote creativity and
spark an interest in the arts. Eight concerts are performed over a span
of four days for 14,000 fourth and fifth grade students in the ClarkCountySchool District,
a number of whom are considered to be at-risk.
The Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation targets
education and recreation programs for at-risk youth in the Las Vegas community.
Geographic Areas Served:
Metro Las Vegas, NV
Andre Agassi Charitable Foundation Website
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