"Imagine schools dedicated to helping every student create and develop their own dreams and talents, so they will be able to use and develop their genius throughout their lives with the absolute conviction that they have the capacity to achieve their goals."  – Joe Jubela, President

Energize Students [DBA New Hope Charitable Foundation] is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization committed to facilitating solutions to better educate today’s youth. We believe every child has the right to an education that is tailored to one’s inherent talents and creativity.

Our Mission
To facilitate solutions to better educate today's youth by encouraging an education system that focuses on fostering the natural talents and individual creativity of each student.

Who We Are
Independent as well as California State provided research confirms that the current California education system has failed in graduating more than half of its students. Energize Students is dedicated to linking parents, educators, students, and the community to research-based methods and tools that will increase the success of every student. Energize Students advocates that students learn the core characteristics of success:

  1. Self-discipline
  2. Self-worth
  3. Self-respect
  4. Self-confidence
  5. The desire to develop one’s talents
  6. The awareness that we create our own opportunities

This should result in confident, creative and responsible students; who discover, explore and develop, drawing from the knowledge and creativity they have within.

Our Goal

Our goal is to facilitate solutions to improve school quality and better educate today’s youth by fostering the natural talents of each student, while giving them the tools to pursue their dreams.

This website addresses issues, celebrates successes, educates the public and connects students, educators, parents, and community members in constructive discussions that will create positive education reform.  This website is to be used as a platform to spur conversations that will Energize Students by:

  1. Reporting news and facts that inform the Public about the "true" state of our education system.
  2. Providing personal accounts of students, parents and educators that are struggling to succeed despite the current state of the education system.
  3. Assisting educators to implement functional, proven learning techniques into their classrooms.
  4. Facilitating constructive discussions via our regularly updated Blog to create positive solutions.

We invite you to voice your thoughts and opinions about education reform, explore "Get the Facts", connect with others in the community and read what students, parents and educators have to say about the education system. You’ll find: 

  1. First-hand accounts on the education system from students, parents and educators.
  2. A regularly updated Blog with perspectives and commentary on education reform and other topics.
  3. Interviews and links to additional information in our Tools You Can Use sections
  4. The latest news and resources on what’s happening in education; articles, videos, conferences, research papers, and reports.

Founded in 2000 and based in San Marcos, CA, Energize Students is part of New Hope Charitable Foundation, a Federal 501(c)(3) organization and California 23701d, CA Registry of Charitable Trusts #CT114369.  The foundation is a member of the national group Association of Small Foundations and the North County Philanthropy Council and is a non-partisan, non-sectarian, non-denominational organization.