Norcross First United Methodist Church Awards Grant to NGF


Cumming, GA. (August 25, 2017)  – Next Generation Focus (NGF) is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $2,500 from Norcross First United Methodist Church. These funds will support students who are enrolled in NGF’s anchor program SmarterMe® Academy and Summer, in the form of partial scholarship.

SmarterMe® Academy and Summer Program aim to help PreK-8 students from low-income families, who are a grade level or more behind their peers in reading, mathematics, and other subjects.  SmarterMe® Programs provide students with subsidized tutoring on reading, math and other grade-appropriate subjects, as well as STEM enrichment activities.  During the SmarterMe® Academy Program students attend sessions four times a week, on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings during the school year.  During SmarterMe® Summer Program students attend classes during the summer months to retain what they have learned during the school year.

“We are grateful for the financial support from Norcross First United Methodist Church, which has also been providing snacks to students at the Norcross tutoring site since 2016.  All of the children in our program qualify for free or reduced school lunches, which means many of them go hungry in the evening and on the weekend.  Therefore every snack counts for them.” said Amy Sol, the Executive Director of NGF. 


About Norcross First United Methodist Church

Norcross First United Methodist Church is located at Norcross, Georgia.  Its vision of is to Worship, Serve, Grow, and Connect with the love of Jesus Christ. 

 

About the Next Generation Focus

We are a public charity that is exempt from Federal income tax under section 501(c) (3) of the Internal Revenue Code.  Its focus is in providing deserving children the opportunity to participate in educational programs and other life-enrichment activities in which they may not otherwise have access to due to financial restraints. Our enrichment and educational programs include an early literacy program to help children who are struggling with reading and a program to help students with college application essays. We also provide financial assistance to students to participate in enrichment programs offered by school clubs such as sports, music, and art. NGF partners with schools to identify eligible children. You can find more information about our SmarterMe® programs.  All management and staff at NGF are passionate about helping children.  If you would like to donate time or money, you can find more information at Contact Us.

Media Contact:

Amy Sol, Executive Director

Email: amysol@nextgenerationfocus.org

Phone number: (678) 807-9NGF

 

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