While education is the biggest thing that (Secretary of Education) Betsy DeVos focuses on in her political career, it was also something that heavily influenced her philanthropy career and something that she worked at tirelessly to make possible for many different children and the opportunities that were available to them. She knew that it would be important to do more and to offer more with the opportunities that they had. She also knew that it would be important to try new things in the educational sector so that children would have a better chance at being able to succeed with the lives that they had. Betsy DeVos used her foundation to create educational opportunities and additional art opportunities for children who would have never had the chance to be able to experience either of these things. She brought education to the poor economic classes and helped the children to realize that they were capable of doing different things.
Since Betsy DeVos was so committed to the different opportunities that were available in different situations, she knew that she was going to be able to help people. She also knew that she needed a way to do it. That is when she and her husband, Dick, founded their own foundation. Through this foundation, they worked to make communities better and prepare children for leadership opportunities. They also aimed to help with education in general and education about the arts so that they would be able to do more with the different things that they were able to do.
The first things that she focused on when looking at education was the ability of poor children to go to private school. Save for a few hard-to-get scholarships and one-off opportunities, children who were poor had very little opportunity to succeed through private school and were, instead, subjected to the problems that came along with the public education system. Betsy DeVos aimed to eliminate these problems and wanted to make sure that they were going to be obsolete so that she wouldn’t have to deal with the guilt that came along with not having the opportunities.
There was also a lack of availability when it came to arts education for people who were in bad economic states. Children who came from poor families were not able to get the same type of arts education as those who came from families who were better-off. Betsy DeVos wanted to put an end to that and wanted to make sure that all children – no matter what their economic situation was – were able to get the best education when it came to the arts and to the things that they would be able to do with the arts. Visit Betsy’s profile on twitter.com.