Our core program is providing free school supplies to students of low-income families. Since 2013 we have helped over 10,000 students in the Central Texas area. Many of our supplies are given away at the annual DJ Bling's Back 2 School Event and we also deliver supplies directly to schools.
In 2018 and 2019 we partnered with Austin Transportation Department and Austin Police Department to teach Road Safety Courses and provide free bikes, helmets, and locks to kids of low-income families. In two years this program has served 250 kids. Due to COVID-19 pandemic this program has been suspended until 2022.
As more and more schools increase online learning and technology based learning many low-income families do not have access to the required technology or internet. We help students obtain the required technology needed for virtual learning along with grants or funding for internet access.
We believe youth sports teaches kids critical life skills such as teamwork, leadership, discipline, commitment, and social skills. DJ Bling Foundation invests in local youth sports leagues and teams in order to ensure every child has the opportunity to participate and excel.
Our academic counselors provide free academic support to students and adults on current and continuing education goals and learning pathways. Whether it be furthering education for career change, learning new job skills, setting goals for current high school and college students, or those pursuing GEDs or alternative education, our counselors help set goals and maintain progress.
DJ Bling Foundation provides local artists and musicians with paid performance opportunities. Many local artists have had the opportunity to perform and our various events with substantial pay they wouldn't have otherwise received anywhere else. We strive to help local artist succeed at fulfilling their dreams and the opportunity to pay them for local events is our investment in their talents.
DJ Bling Foundation helps local artists at no cost with all things music business with an emphasis on marketing.Many local artists do not have the resources to pay a manager or professional for advice, many of our staff/board members are current or former music industry professionals who help young artist with their music business needs.