The mission of the Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation is three-fold: to support urban community programs that provide innovative, measurable programs that can be replicated in urban communities, to be a visible, reliable presence in the community, and to develop leaders who will have an indelible, positive impact on society.
Our vision is to foster a society of economically independent leaders who are engaged citizens, contributing to the improvement of their communities. We will achieve this through the support of individuals and organizations that serve and understand the needs of urban communities.
RUFF RYDERS TO THE RESCUE FOUNDATION
Ruff Ryders to the Rescue Foundation was established in January 2000, by the Dean Family – the Founders of ruff Ryders Records – to assist community-based organizations by providing the necessary resources to adequately address the educational, health, and social needs of economically and ethnically diverse and underserved urban communities.
It's Not Just A Movie. It's A Movement.
The Foundation’s primary vision is to foster a society of economically independent individuals who are productively engaged citizens, able to contribute to the improvement of their communities. In alignment with this vision, the Foundation offers both professional and entrepreneurial mentoring programs. These innovative programs give mentees a direct link to professionals within the entertainment industry, as well as other fields business, legal, medical, law enforcement and public service. Mentees will be offered access to label executives, producers, recording artists, and will have the chance to operate a radio station. They will also have access to career professionals who are currently working in their chosen field. Offered mentoring programs give mentees the practice-based knowledge and hands-on experience to ultimately build their own enterprise. It’s the Foundation’s belief that individuals simply need to be provided the tools that will enable them to control their own destiny.
The Foundation promotes programs and services that “bridge the gap” and create linkages to organizations that are committed to enhancing the Mind, Body, and Soul of urban communities.