About Us

Next Generation Focus (NGF), a public charity that is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, is the brainchild of Amy Sol, a resident of Forsyth County, GA.  Amy has a heart for children and loves helping uplift the future generation.

At Next Generation Focus (NGF), we believe that academic improvement and success will help keep children in school, out of the juvenile justice system, and away from drugs and alcohol.  

NGF focuses in providing underprivileged PreK-8 children the opportunity to participate in educational programs and other life-enrichment activities in which they may not otherwise be able to access.  We have an early literacy program to help children who are struggling with reading.  NGF partners with schools to identify eligible children; the students are nominated by social workers, counselors, and teachers.  NGF also provides financial assistance to students to participate in enrichment programs offered by school clubs such as sports, music and art.  

  • Provide low-cost, grade-appropriate, and individualized tutoring and enrichment in reading, mathematics, and STEAM according to school district standards
  • Expose children to new ideas and skills
  • Teach teamwork, leadership, good work ethics, and fair-play
  • Promote self-esteem, self-confidence, and respect for others
  • Provide a safe place to socialize and make new friends
In addition to lead volunteers who are certified teachers, we intentionally recruit local high school teens as our SmarterMe® tutors and mentors.   Our teens are the reason our children respond so well to the curriculum created by our wonderful teachers.  As SmarterMe® volunteers, our teens learn about social responsibility, develop empathy and enhance their leadership skills.   Though volunteering is not required, NGF encourages all sponsored children and their families to participate in volunteer activities, because volunteering benefits the community as well as enriches character.  
 
Since 2008, NGF has served more than 3,000 students (see our Timeline).  During the school year of 2017 to 2018, our team of 60+ adult and teen volunteers  served over 400 PreK-8 students in multiple schools in the Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties of Georgia.  Our Board and staff at NGF are passionate about helping children; we strive to stretch every dollar for our students (see our 990-EZ Form 20142015, and 2016).  If you would like to donate time or money, you can find more information at Contact Us.