Building a Legacy: Libraries and The Brain Fund
Throughout history, libraries have served as the guardians of knowledge and the resources for research in a wide range of fields. As a librarian or a library administrator, you provide important services for patrons of all ages. By working with The Brain Fund, you can ensure that those services will be put to the best use by students looking toward college and working to manage the costs of higher education.
The Brain Fund’s Mission
The Brain Fund was founded to address one of the most serious economic issues facing families in the modern economy. Soaring levels of student debt are currently crippling economic growth and limiting the ability of new graduates to participate fully in the consumer marketplace. Most estimates put the 2015 total for all student loan debt at more than $1.2 trillion; this figure is expected to rise steadily for the foreseeable future. The Brain Fund offers innovative and practical solutions to this problem and works to make debt-free higher education a positive reality in the U.S.
How Your Library Can Help
By raising awareness of The Brain Fund’s eduPOINT$ program and its other initiatives among your patrons and in your local community, libraries can stand with us to promote a brighter financial future for college graduates and can build a real legacy of hope for students pursuing their educational goals. The eduPOINT$ system allows parents and other sponsors to earn college funding for their students by making purchases from one of The Brain Fund’s corporate partners. Since multiple participants can support a single student, these points can quickly add up to a real nest egg that can be used to pay for college studies at an accredited institution.
With your support, The Brain Fund can make solid progress toward eliminating the burden of excessive debt for college students. We are committed to helping America’s children graduate from college debt-free and ready to assume their roles as the leaders and builders of the future.
Endorsement of a common agenda platform by the below organizations reflects support for the critically urgent need to address core social ills and the plethora of underlying interconnected and interrelated ones, but is not necessarily an endorsement of The Brain Fund’s “Action Plan”, The Peoples’ Empowerment Project (TPEP) in its entirety.