In 2013, Matt Forté, All Pro running back for the Chicago Bears, established The Matt Forté “What’s Your Forte?” Foundation after learning that 14.7 % of Chicago’s high school dropouts were incarcerated, and nearly 42,000 teens did not receive high school diplomas. As a means to help students achieve their dreams of higher education, the "What's Your Forte?" Foundation awards college scholarships to participants who have excelled academically, demonstrated strong leadership skills and have maintained a high attendance record. The Foundation was created to empower at-risk high school students striving to achieve their dreams of higher education by providing life-changing resources. It is our mission to support and provide opportunities through mentorship for these students. All while finding ‘WHAT’S YOUR FORTE?’ for each student in the program.
As a proud graduate of Tulane University, Matt understands the power of education and how it changes lives for the better. Matt believes that through awareness, relationship-building and child-focused empowerment programs we can help eliminate these statistics.
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Matt Forte - Founder
Dubbed an "Uphill Runner" for his uncompromising drive, and Top 50 NFL player in 2015, Matt Forté exemplifies fortitude...
Danielle Forte - Co-Founder
Versatile, efficient and passionate, three words that describe Danielle Forte’s “get-the-job-done” mentality. Danielle, wife of Matt Forte and mother to their two children, is also...