Urban Elementary

Say Yes Picture 3Children’s future success is fostered by caring adults who show them that they are especially designed by God with a purpose and that they have a hope and a future

Adults are mentors and role models to these young children, with a responsibility in helping youth realize who they are and what they are capable of achieving.

All children have potential.

But research shows that many youth from underserved and low-income families need extra support in reaching their potential.

They often start kindergarten underprepared and fall behind their peers as they progress through school. That “gap,” known as the achievement gap, presents not just immediate hurdles for these students, but also long-term challenges for  us all.

We work with partners across the community including: churches, YMCAs, ministries, schools, caregivers, students and other non-profits to help close the gap.