Founded by Dr. Eric Thomas, The School Days Foundation empowers young people to be successful students now so that they can grow and develop into transformational leaders & innovators.
We fulfill this mission by creating, implementing, and supporting programs, events, and initiatives that seek to eradicate apathetic and poverty mindsets that inhibit and handicap the social, emotional, and academic growth of our future world changers.
Work that matters.
WITH HELP FROM YOU…we are transforming the lives of students & families across the world!
SCHOOL DAYS' IMPACT
Of students empowered by our programs, resources, & videos worldwide.
Awarded to College & Vocational School Students
The number of Youth-Owned Businesses we are establishing in Next Up BOSS
Of of our interns report the Dreamer's Internship being a transformational work experience
Families impacted by COVID have received financial relief, Thanksgiving dinners, Christmas toys, & gift cards.
Educators trained to empower their students utilizing our programs & resources
We Impact Educators
“They all came away more empowered and dedicated to doing their respective parts in ensuring every student experienced a measure of educational success.
I have successfully implemented ETA videos, books, posters, and Grind Gear at three Title 1 Elementary schools in Texas over the past six years. All three schools have each seen a tremendous upward shift in their student's performance. The use of motivational tools provided by Eric Thomas in my estimation has been a major factor in that positive upward trend.”
—Jonathan Kegler, Principal
We Impact Families
“While quarantined and concerned for our health and even being separated from our children because of COVID-19, God sent your generosity our way during this time and so quickly and we’re so grateful for you. Our hearts are so full because of how much you blessed and loved on our J axon & Ava for this Christmas!
We cannot thank you and the School Days Foundation enough for adding JOY to our home this Christmas! Especially for our children Jaxon & Ava!”
—Kevin B. Father
We Impact BOSSes
“I’m thankful for the opportunity to be a part of this program. It’s helping me with my merchandise and apparel line. I would recommend this to anybody! I love Next Up Boss. Watch out for me cause I’m Next Up!”
High School Sophomore
We Impact Scholars
“It was definitely a challenge figuring out times that worked for all of us because of time differences, but I liked getting to work with people from all around the world and working together to create new
2021 Summer Internship Scholar
We Impact Students
“The Playbook program really challenged me to read more books, which in turn has really helped me expand my vocabulary. That’s where I saw the biggest impact.”
High School Junior
Our goal is to transform the lives of young people all across the country
To do so, our work over the next three years will be focused on efforts to achieve the following:
Build 100 Youth-Owned & Operated Companies
through our Next Up B.O.S.S. Youth Entrepreneurship Program.
Provide $300,000 in scholarships
for underrepresented students to attend collage, university, or vocational schools.
Grow a community of empowered schools
with our Character Development, Literacy, and Social-Emotional Learning Programs, Events, and Curriculum.