Alan Page spent fifteen years in the NFL, becoming the first defensive player in the league’s history to receive an MVP award. While playing football, he became a full-time law student, earning his Juris Doctor in 1978.

Alan’s deep and abiding belief in the importance of education did not stop with his own success. Recognizing a need for our education system to reach more young people, he used his 1988 induction into the NFL Hall of Fame to launch the Page Education Foundation with his wife, Diane.

A young person’s life-long success begins with an education. Access to higher education promises far-reaching benefits, especially to students of color who often face daunting challenges in completing a post-secondary education.

Guided by their mission to encourage Minnesota’s youth of color to pursue post-secondary education, the Page Education Foundation promotes students’ academic achievement, personal responsibility, and untapped potential to become vital contributors to their communities.

The Page Education Foundation accomplishes this by granting financial assistance to post-secondary students. In return, these students actively foster positive attitudes toward literacy and learning among younger school-age children of color through mentoring relationships.

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