Resource-Strapped Schools. Overworked Teachers. Busy Working Parents.
Every child has unique needs and a teacher may not have the capacity to address them. Unfortunately, this aggregation of unmet needs in certain communities leads to heart-breaking outcomes, leaving students anxious and without hope.
We want to equip students to overcome these challenges and empower them to set goals, DREAM BIG, and achieve personal success.
Read more below to learn about some of the topics that are programs address.
Acadmic inequality is the unequal distribution of academic resources, including but not limited to; school funding, qualified and experienced teachers, books, and technologies to socially excluded communities. These communities tend to be historically disadvantaged and oppressed.
College readiness can be defined. operationally as the level of preparation a student needs to enroll and succeed—without remediation—in a credit-bearing general education course at a postsecondary institution.
Academic Achievement Gap
The achievement gap in the United States refers to the observed, persistent disparity in measures of educational performance among subgroups of students. This gap can be observed on a variety of measures, including test scores, dropout rates, and college enrollment rates.
The Summer Slide is the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year.
Adverse Childhood Experiences
Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) refer to the traumatic experiences in the lives of children that cause them to act out in fits of rage or endure bouts of depression. These behaviors, gone untreated, can lead to negative academic and social outcomes.
Intrinsic motivation is an internal desire to do something based on interest in the subject rather than rewards or punishments.Once this motivation is established, it is long-lasting and self-sustaining.