Derek Jeter was on Jimmy Fallon recently to discuss his charity Turn2 Us. While the pair mostly cracked jokes, it was clear that this charity was very important to Jeter.
“If I make it to the Major Leagues,” he told his father, “I want to set up a foundation that will have a positive impact on kids. I want to help nurture dreams. I want to show kids there’s another way to go.” – Derek Jeter, DerekJeter.com
Once going pro he started his charity Turn2 Us that focuses on helping youth with drug and alcohol problems. Since 1996 the charity has given over 16 million dollars to create programs that will give youth drug free outlets. The programs support healthy and academic lifestyles. Jeter hosts an annual Derek Jeter Celebrity Golf Classic in Florida as well as Turn 2 Foundation Dinner in New York. Both raise money to continue his programs Turn 2 Us Healthy Lifestyles, Turn 2 After School, Turn 2 Baseball Clinics, Proud To Be Me, Turn 2 Smart Moves as well as other programs that are all successful.