Youth Services

We provide education, awareness and medical pre-screening and on-site AED accessibility with special emphasis on youth and high school athletic programs.

Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is not a heart attack. It is an abnormality in the heart´s electrical system that abruptly stops the heartbeat. When this occurs blood stops flowing to the brain and other vital organs causing loss of consciousness and often seizure-like activity.

Youth Heart Screening

In an effort to provide no-cost programs, we have partnered with other organizations and agencies to offer FREE heart screening to youth and schools. We can also help plan fundraisers for schools in an effort to get AED placements.

College Scholarships

Darius Jones Foundation has established a youth scholarship program to help facilitate the transition from high school to college. To apply please complete the following forms:

  • Introduction letter
  • Application Form
  • Financial Aid Form
  • Financial Aid FAQs
  • To be elligible submit completed documents NO LATER THAN

    Recent Posts

    February 12

    Will screening help me?

    Prevention in the form of detection with youth heart screening is life-saving. Darius´ undetected heart condition put him at risk for sudden cardiac arrest and it could have easily been found through screening. Preventing one death through screening!

    February 12

    Creative prevention initiatives

    Through analysis of more than 10 years of health care information, AMR CoCo County continues to evolve and serve the needs of the communities and patients it serves.

    February 12

    Building partnerships

    Established partnerships with the County's HeartSafe Community initiative; Contra Costa Health Services; AMR; Annuvia Inc.; school district representatives; and others to fight cardiac arrest deaths is essential in saving lives.


    The Darius Jones Foundation

    Cardiovascular disease. Silent & deadly.

    The Darius Jones Foundation hopes to achieve the broadest possible coverage of sudden cardiac arrest awareness, CPR training, and AED accessibility and prevention through detection with youth heart screening.

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    Dedication to Prevention

    CBS 5: Jefferson Award Winner Honors Son With Life-Saving Lessons

    The Darius Jones Foundation continues its efforts to spread awareness and information about sudden cardiac arrest by teaching thousands of children what to do so they can save a life through CPR training and AED accessibility.