Importance of after-school programs (or why we do what we do!)

“Kids that have an after-school program perform better in school because they have something to look forward to at the end of the day. They have a reason to have success. And that’s what we’re trying to do. We’re not only helping them on the field. We’re also trying to make sure they have something to look forward to and they have a reason to want to have success in the classroom.” ~ JJ Watt

KIPP Schools receive mega-Watt gift

JJWattIt’s the week before the JJ Watt Foundation’s first ever Charity Classic softball game fundraiser, and where is JJ Watt? Visiting KIPP Spirit and KIPP Liberation Schools to donate $60,000 so the kids there can participate in after-school athletic programs. Thank you to the Houston Chronicle for featuring the visit in the following:

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JJ Watt Foundation donates $60,000 to KIPP Spirit and KIPP Liberation Schools

Giving back never goes out of style. Thanks to Houston Style Magazine for their coverage on JJ’s recent visit to KIPP Spirit and KIPP Liberation Schools. The donation will help further the mission of the Justin J. Watt Foundation to provide after-school opportunities for children in the community to become involved in athletics.

JJ Watt Foundation donates $60,000 to KIPP Spirit and Liberation schools

As the Ultimate Texans reported, even while gearing up for the Charity Classic fundraiser coming up on April 27, JJ Watt and the Foundation still found time to make use of the funds they already do have, stopping by KIPP Spirit and KIPP Liberation College Preparatory Schools to donate $60,000.