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Dwight Howard’s D12 Foundation is focused on facilitating positive change in the lives of American youth – as well as girls in East Africa – through strategic programmatic and funding partners.

D12 Foundation

THE FOCUS OF DWIGHT HOWARD’S D12 FOUNDATION

The D12 Foundation is focused on facilitating positive change in the lives of American youth – as well as girls in East Africa – through strategic programmatic and funding partners. Guided by D12 Foundation founder and president, Dwight Howard, we seek to strategically and effectively help close critical community “gaps” by making best use of our unique position and talents and partnering with individuals and organizations who share our vision in three key areas of focus.

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND LITERACY

WHY?

“The ripple effect” – High quality early childhood education means:

  • Better achievement in school/higher graduation rates/better employment
  • Less drug abuse and crime
  • Lower incidence of incarceration

FACILITATING THE EDUCATION OF GIRLS IN EAST AFRICA

WHY?

Because when you educate a woman, you lift up a nation. Yet:

  • Globally, 62 million girls lack access to education
  • Yet, educated girls reverse extreme poverty rapidly, investing 90% of their money in the family (this is 3x the rate typical of men)

EMPOWERING YOUTH AND DEVELOPING LEADERSHIP

WHY?

As an Olympian, a #1 draft pick, an 8-time NBA All-Star, Dwight brings a wealth of true-to-life experience to share with kids – both those facing challenges, and those on the right path – regarding:

  • Being bullied/standing up to bullying
  • Withstanding peer pressure
  • Earning and conveying respect
  • Giving back to one’s community

Get involved

Looking to donate to the D12 Foundation? Interested in becoming an ambassador? However you’re getting involved, thank you for your contributions to Dwight’s cause.


DONATE

To make a contribution, mail your check payable to:

D12 Foundation
attn: Stacy Friedges
85000 Normandale Lake Blvd., Suite 450
Minneapolis, MN 55437

Please include your contact information (name/address/email) and we will acknowledge your tax-deductible donation. For your information, our EIN number is: 273846066

BECOME A D12 AMBASSADOR

Want to help Dwight grow his message of love and support for youth in our community and around the world? Apply to be a D12 Ambassador! Our Ambassadors help extend the enthusiasm and support of Dwight Howard in Charlotte. Volunteer opportunities may include greeting youth attending Hornets games as Dwight’s guests, assisting him with community activities he hosts, or participating in literacy efforts. If you are interested in the D12 Foundation’s Charlotte Ambassador program and are aged 21 and up, applications will be accepted on a rolling basis. Just complete the form below to receive more information

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