We see community revitalization through high quality education support.
Our Vision for the Future Meets Community Needs
Students and families are the lifeblood of societies and the economic foundations of their success. The challenge is that there is a lack of support and individualization of educational planning and services for student success. Academic support or programs cost $50-100 per hour for families who are already strained financially. We are presenting high-quality academic and family support programs to help the greater Memphis area overcome poverty.
Meeting Community Needs
All students should have an equal chance of succeeding. Although schools continue to wrestle with this complex issue, we believe that creating an optimal environment at home with academic supports and behavioral structures will lead to positive student outcomes. Academic supports include year-round learning opportunities, alternative school options and connection to resources.
MEMPHIS AND SHELBY COUNTY STATICTIS:
Memphis families in poverty
Less likely that a child living in poverty will graduate
Decrease in district enrollment
Social Workers Psychologists, or Counselors per 1000 students
It is obvious that we must observe, analyze, and correct issues at their root in-order to recognize and adjust norms that do not match the mold for development. Students and parents alike should have the ability to participate in quality education for the benefit of themselves and their communities. The Greater Memphis area is one such population in need of in-home assistance. They need detailed preparation and modeling to help them achieve their ideal future.
Our Commitment to Fill the Gaps
Gaps in full support of students' achievement have been more visible in recent years. The need for assistance among students does not end when they exit the building. Students need support from their parents, families and communities to develop all necessary skills that will increase their chances for success in the local and global communities. Parents have had past experiences that were not conducive to their forward development, and as a result, generations have developed cultural standards that are inadequate for educational, social, and economic success. While not all individuals, families, or cultures are the same, they all deserve to be treated equally.
DOING THE WORK
FIRST PROGRAM BEGAN IN FALL WITH 2 FAMILIES 3 STUDENTS
COVID CAUSED A PIVOT
MORE JOINED 15 FAMILIES 22 STUDENTS
18 FAMILIES 30 STUDENTS- WAITING LIST BEGAN
90 STUDENTS, INCREASED CAPACITY, CONTINUOUS FUNDING, GREATER COMMUNITY SUCCESS