Former Kumon Student Pays it Forward to Stafford Community

Career Nonprofit Fundraiser to Help Local Youth Grow Holistically Through Education

EJ Cho

– EJ Cho has a passion for transforming lives. For more than a decade, she did just that working as a fundraiser for several different nonprofit organizations. Working in both donor fundraising and research, EJ felt empowered to have the privilege to help others as a full-time job. The birth of her two daughters furthered her understanding of the potential each child has, and the importance of transforming lives specifically through education.

Before EJ’s career in nonprofit work took off, she was a Kumon Student – an experience that she believes molded her academic and professional successes. After working as a center assistant in graduate school, opening a center of her own was always in the back of EJ’s mind. With a newfound appreciation for educating our youth, she realized the perfect career opportunity to continue giving back was right in front of her all along. Today, she is the proud owner and Instructor of Kumon of Stafford - West.

EJ Cho and family

“It was through this first-hand experience that allowed me to truly believe in the value and benefits of the Kumon Method,” said EJ Cho, owner of Kumon of Stafford - West. “If you want to be successful in anything in life, it takes independence, perseverance, consistency and discipline – Kumon is designed to instill all of these critical values in children at a very young age.”

When EJ realized she wanted to open her own center instead of returning to her old position as a center assistant, she reached out for more information on how to become a Kumon Franchisee. It’s an attractive business opportunity for many aspiring entrepreneurs, as up to $31,000 in startup cost assistance is available, along with an extensive network of support to guide new franchisees through every step of the way. Kumon is a supplemental education program that aims to unlock students’ full potential by increasing academic independence, confidence, and study skills. Through daily worksheet study, students that are enrolled in Kumon often end up mastering material far beyond grade level. Learn more about the Kumon Method today.

About Kumon Math & Reading Centers:

Kumon is an after-school math and reading enrichment program that unlocks the potential of children, so they canachieve more on their own. As a comprehensive program, Kumon serves children in preschool through high school. The learning method uses an individualized approach that helps children develop a solid command of math and reading skills. Through daily practice and mastery of materials, students increase confidence, improve concentration, and develop better study skills.

About the Kumon Franchise Business

Kumon is an ideal small business for professionals. Kumon Franchisees must have a four-year college degree, be proficient in math and reading, have investment capital of $70,000 and a net worth of at least $150,000. Founded in 1958, Kumon has over four million students enrolled at nearly 25,000 learning centers in 55 countries and regions.