Our Focus: Help children and young adults achieve their potential. Education is the cornerstone of individual and community success. But with more than 1.2 million children dropping out each year, America faces an education crisis. The cost? More than $312 billion in lost wages, taxes and productivity over their lifetimes. These trends are reversible, but only when communities and public, private and nonprofit sectors work together.
The primary goal of the education collaborative is to improve school readiness and grade level success to initially match and then surpass state averages so that children are prepared to be productive citizens. One-Year Education Grantees: The following programs will receive $66,195. Partners in this group have committed to support a 1% positive community-wide result in student proficiency. In Quarter 1, 3,007 students reported positive changes including an ability to read at grade level. Between Quarters 2 & 3, 660 students improved report card averages from 79.5 to 85.5.
AMI Kids Pensacola: GED Program Be Ready Alliance Coordinating for Emergencies: Youth Emergency Preparedness Boys & Girls Clubs of the Emerald Coast: Academic Success Every Child a Reader Escambia (ECARE): Reading Pal Program Gulf Coast Kids House: Family Advocacy Independence for the Blind: VIP Children's Program The Global Corner: Learn a Language, Touch the World Program
Three-Year Education Grantees:
The following programs will receive a total of $233,170 over a three-year period. Partners in this group have committed to support a 1% positive community-wide result in student proficiency. Quarter 1 saw 4 students secure internships and 12 become employed. Quarters 2 & 3 report that 699 students improved attendance from 84.92% to 86.42%. Autism Pensacola: Kids for Camp Summer Learning Lab Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida: Community-based Mentoring Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida: Middle School Bigs Capstone:Capstone Academy Program Chain Reaction: Chain Reaction Children's Home Society of Florida: Teenspace Independence for the Blind:Transition Program Pace Center for Girls: Read Through Remediation YMCA of Northwest Florida: Child Care Program