Help Yourself Foundation

The Help Yourself Foundation, a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) public charitable organization, was established in 2005 by Roger H. Hull. Dr. Hull, President Emeritus of Union College, earned his undergraduate degree from Dartmouth College, his law degree from Yale Law School, and his master’s and doctorate degrees from the University of Virginia. After practicing law for three years in New York City, he served as Special Counsel to Governor Linwood Holton of Virginia, Deputy Staff Director and Special Assistant to the Chairman of the National Security Council’s Interagency Task Force on Law of the Sea, and Vice President for Development and Planning and Adjunct Professor of Law at Syracuse University. He was President of Beloit College (1981- 1990) – where the after-school academy was created at his urging – and President of Union College and Chancellor of Union University (1990-2005).


Connecting K–12 STEM to College, After School
NSTA Reports, March 12, 2013

Articles & Editorials

A Teacher’s Testimonial
December 2, 2017

Donors Amaze Theft Victim
Albany Times Union, December 22, 2016

Diversity Revisited
Huffington Post, December 29, 2015

New approach necessary in education
Daily Gazette, December 7, 2014

Help Yourself Academy growing - Kids see themselves as college students
Casper Journal, August 31, 2012

Help Yourself Academy grows small college students
Casper Journal, April 26, 2011

Begin early nurturing math, science skills
Albany Times Union, Nov. 2010

College Comes Early for New Milford Third Graders at Bergen Community College
Paramus Post, Nov. 2009

Elementary Kids Go to College
Casper Star Tribune, October 2009

Science Outing Puts Kids on Campus: Program Aimed at At-Risk Kids
Daily Gazette, Jan. 2008

SCCC is First Community College to Welcome Third-Graders as Part of Help Yourself Foundation Academies
Press Release, Oct. 2007

Improving the college pipeline for at-risk youth
Christian Science Monitor, May 2007

A Hull of a program to get kids to college
Daily Gazette, Oct. 2006

Former Union president launches foundation to help low-income children
Times Union, Oct. 2006

Engaging minds: 48 third-graders in Albany get a chance to put a college education in their future
Times Union, Oct. 2006

What Others Are Saying

Letter to the Editor
Christian Science Monitor, May 2007