Education

As chairman of the American Federation for Children (AFC), the nation’s leading school choice advocacy group, Betsy has been a national leader in the fight to boldly reform America’s broken education system by giving parents more options for their children’s education. As a result of AFC’s work, over one million children are now in the school of their parents’ choice, instead of being trapped by their zip code in a school that failed to meet their needs.

She has also fostered new educational opportunities locally in West Michigan. In 2010, at Betsy’s encouragement, her husband, Dick DeVos, founded the West Michigan Aviation Academy, a public charter high school that combines their mutual passion for education with Dick’s love of aviation.

Betsy also serves on the board of the Foundation for Excellence in Education and has regularly mentored through Kids Hope USA, an organization that connects adult mentors in local churches with at-risk elementary students for at least an hour a week.

Betsy has been a national leader in the fight to boldly reform America’s broken education system.