The Allentown School District is the third largest district in the state, with 17,962 students and 1,314 teachers. Statistics in recent years have shown that approximately 66% of Allentown students graduate high school, 97% are considered low income and 100% receive a free school lunch. Our founder Rebecca West, as a K-12 Allentown graduate and teacher, clearly remembers hearing more than once that pursuing college wasn’t realistic due to financial restraints. The Crowns for Kids Scholarship and Foundation exists to help annually fund an Allentown student’s higher education; whether it be a four-year institution, technical school or community college. We are a 501 (c) (3) non profit organization operating out of Lehigh County, Pennsylvania. Please visit our latest news page to find out how you can help fund this worthy dream.
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Rebecca West is an Early Childhood Educator, Ironman Triathlete, Group Exercise Instructor and mother of three from Allentown, Pennsylvania. She is the current Mrs. Pennsylvania and will be competing for the title of Mrs. America in Las Vegas this August. She has completed triathlons on four continents and was a member of Team USA triathlon 2018 alongside her husband and high school sweetheart, Brandon. She has been awarded All World Athlete Ironman status 3 years in a row and currently holds Silver status for her international top 5% age group finish times. \
Rebecca is passionate about serving her hometown community through inner city school mentoring programs, such as Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Lehigh Valley. As a young girl, Rebecca received a community mentor who changed the path of her life in many positive ways. She firmly believes that children are a most valuable asset to our communities and is constantly searching for ways to support local families. She is currently training to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro with her husband in 2020.
Rebecca’s past and current community involvement includes:
-The Impact Project mentoring program for at-risk youth
-The Valor Clinic
-Big Brothers Big Sisters
-Trinity Soup Kitchen
-Project Keep Warm
- Allentown School District
-La Leche League
-WIC breastfeeding peer counselor
-Delta Zeta Philanthropy
-Lehigh Valley Zoo Conservation Education