Welcome to the IDeaL Education Foundation

Celebrating 30 Years of Providing Service to Chicago Through Scholarships, Mentoring, and Combating Gun Violence.

Our Programs & Initiatives
Explore our mentorship, scholarship, and community engagement programs today and learn how you can do your part in helping young men lead better and more successful lives.

mentorship programs

We believe that every young person should have access to quality education and support. That's why we offer mentors who can work one-on-one with youth and provide them with the tools they need to become the leaders of tomorrow.


We are committed to helping young men from low-income families get into college. We offer numerous scholarships that can provide tuition coverage and other forms of assistance, so these students have a chance at the future they deserve!

community engagement

We are committed to providing educational support and funding to many community organizations seeking to make change to disadvantaged communities.

Everyone deserves the chance to live their best possible life

A Brighter Future Is Within Reach,
Help Us Make A Difference

Our mentorship programs and scholarships provide young men with a sense of community and belonging and encourage them to pursue every opportunity that comes their way. Your support helps us help the leaders of tomorrow.

Success Stories

“This scholarship made a great impact in getting me the books I needed in order to succeed in college. I appreciate the financial support from the IDeaL Education Foundation and the mentorship from the brothers of Alpha Phi Alpha gave me coming into college.”

Jabari Knox

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