This public notice is to announce Next Generation Focus, Inc. (NGF)’s intent to apply for funding from the Georgia Department of Education for the 2019-2020 21st Century Community Learning Centers (CCLC) grant to support Baldwin Elementary School and North Metro Academy of Performing Arts. If granted, NGF will provide afterschool, weekend, and summer programs.

Every child deserves a chance!

Next Generation Focus Incorporated (NGF) is a not-for-profit, 501(c)(3) organization focused on Education and Youth Development. Our Mission is to equip the Next Generation Leaders by providing educational, relational, and financial resources. Our vision is to foster a community where children and youth are able to reach their full potential and become contributing members of society. We believe education empowers students to be successful in school, career, life, and society. 

We reach out to PreK-8 students in local economically challenged families through our SmarterMe® Programs, which:
  • 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
We intentionally recruit local high school teens as our SmarterMe® tutors and mentors. Our certified teachers who are from local schools train the teens and mentor the children. SmarterMe® provides a forum for the teens to learn leadership skills, social responsibility, increase their awareness of people in different social-economic conditions and participate in training relevant to their immediate futures. Our teens are the reason our children respond so well to the curriculum created by our wonderful teachers.
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.

A person is a person no matter how small.   -Dr. Seuss