The Ken and Linda Baxter Family Foundation, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to climate change reversal, American educational reform, and the resurrection of the American manufacturing industry.
What started as a scholarship foundation has been refined into a promise to improve the world. To accomplish this mission Ken and Linda Baxter maintain their two public charities, Made in America and Green Global.
“Once we started refining our goals as a foundation we stumbled upon the necessity to start two public charities,” stated Ken Baxter. “With Made in America and Green Global we are able to focus on the individual objectives we are passionate about.” To learn more please visit Made in America (mianv.org), Ken Baxter (kenbaxter.com), and Green Global (greenglobal.org).
Made in America is a program of the Ken and Linda Baxter Family Foundation, a Nevada-based 501(c)(3), dedicated to supporting and strengthening the return and retention of American jobs in the manufacturing sector in an effort to reignite the economic recovery of this country. Made in America is incorporated as a domestic non-profit in accordance with the laws of the State of Nevada. Made in America is dedicated to rebuilding the very industries that built this nation. Manufacturing is the backbone of this country, the very engine of our economy. As an industry, it the largest single contributor to economic output.
Made in America Programs
The manufacturing sector will identify need-based skill sets while educators provide students with expanded technical and education programs targeting skills training and supportive professional development in an effort to provide a career-ready workforce. Re-educating the public on the modern face of manufacturing will incite renewed interest and growth in the sector while serving as a catalyst for public policy and regulatory change. This is a win-win situation and imperative to economic recovery in this country.
Teach The Teachers Manufacturing
Expand career and technical academy programs of study including special outreach programs designed to educate the educators in the elementary and middle school systems toward the redefined rewards of manufacturing. Promote the skill base and teaching tools necessary to empower high school facilitators and staff with the overall knowledge, curriculum and technical equipment necessary to teach and train the manufacturing workforce of tomorrow.
Students In Manufacturing
Expand career and technical academy programs of study and technical aptitude including hands-on training with laboratory and technical manufacturing equipment. Students In Manufacturing is intended to reach high school students and prepare them for diverse manufacturing sector positions ranging from soft and hard skill sets for apprenticeship as well as career-oriented opportunity. Made in America will advocate, implement and promote National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC) testing in order to pair talent and employer with particular skill sets.
Veterans In Manufacturing
Made in America will advocate, implement and promote National Career Readiness Certificate (NCRC), Manufacturing Skills Standards Council (MSSC), and National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS) testing in order to pair veteran talent in particular skill sets. Certification programs will be coordinated in conjunction with skills gap training and Made in America will work in collaboration with the Veterans Affairs Administration to provide public awareness and education on the programs offered.
Revitalization and Rebranding:
Present perception of the industry still harkens back to the factory worker of fifty years ago, back-breaking labor and unsafe work conditions. is The truth is American manufacturing still outpaces private sector jobs in productivity ranks, exceeds safety standards, and serves as a leading source of an employment pool affording exceptional salary and benefit structures. Capitalizing on the new face of American manufacturing, Made in America will produce a documentary highlighting today’s reformed, technically sophisticated industry standards. The high definition documentary will also promote the specific success stories resulting from the implementation of skill and training based educational programs instituted in the school system, especially as they relate to our future’s workforce and the re-stabilization of our economy. Overall, the documentary project will include a strong dissemination component with well documented implementation processes to serve as a 21st century manufacturing and educational model for replication nationwide.
Comprehensive analysis of manufacturing statistics contributes to identifying specific needs related to overall manufacturing operations in the United States. Compiling data and analysis regarding the needs of manufacturers will provide poignant argument for ratification and amendment of laws, taxes and policies adversely affecting the manufacturing sector.
Made in America will facilitate competitive government attitude with solution-based strategy that will include reducing the tax burdens through tax abatement and deferral programs for qualifying companies.
Green Global is a program of the Ken and Linda Baxter Family Foundation, a Nevada-based 501(c)(3). While visiting the Amazon in 2012, Ken and Linda personally felt the acute and depressing impacts of climate change. They returned to the U.S. committed to educating others on the effects and solutions to human-caused climate change. Thus, the Green Global orb emerged.
Green Global Program Objectives
- Educate the public sector on the human causes and effects of climate change.
- Encourage individuals to adopt “green” changes (something small, that’s all, but we’ll take BIG changes!)
- Promote adoption of existing and emerging environmental technologies
- Incentivize the commercial sector to adopt sustainable practices to serve the “green” consumer
- Advocate for best practices from government officials.
The Green Global team fancies itself as modern “planeteers,” from the 1990s show Captain Planet. We are intent on combating pollution, ending abusive natural resource consumption, and giving others the information and tools to join us.
As the Captain Planet theme song states: “We’re the planeteers, you can be one too, because saving our planet is the thing to do.”