United Way Gwinnett Grant to NGF, 2016

Cumming, GA.  (September 12, 2016)  – Next Generation Focus (NGF) is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from United Way Greater Atlanta.  This is the first time for NGF to receive funding from the Gwinnett Chapter of United Way. These funds will support NGF’s SmarterMe® Academy and Summer Programs in Gwinnett County. 

 

SmarterMe® Academy and Summer Program aim to help K-8 students from low-income families who are significantly behind in reading and math in their respective classes.  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 three times a week, on weekday afternoons and Saturday mornings during the school year.  During SmarterMe® Summer Program students attend sessions during the summer months to retain what they have learned during the school year.

 

“We are honored to be receiving this grant from United Way Gwinnett,” said Amy Sol, the Executive Director of NGF.  “I hope this is the first of many years of close partnership in improving literacy in underprivileged school children in Gwinnett County.” 

 

About United Way Gwinnett

United Way of Greater Atlanta invests in more than 200 programs in 13 counties through the United Way Impact Fund. We bring together people and resources to tackle complex community issues and drive sustainable positive change to help our community thrive.  The mission of United Way Gwinnett is to engage and bring together people and resources to drive sustainable improvements in the well-being of children, families, and individuals in the community.  United Way deploys the power of 16,000 volunteers toward work across Greater Atlanta’s 13 counties.


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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