FOSTERING HIGH-QUALITY EDUCATION FOR ALL

Immediate Need

Our programming comprises two areas that make an immediate and daily impact on vulnerable populations in our community. Fostering High-Quality Education for All was created to impact homeless students, their families, and underprivileged and lower socioeconomic students in the Central Florida area. Everyone involved in the education industry (Teachers, Administrators, Parents, and Students) knows about the severe learning loss that has occurred since March of 2020. School districts, Charter School Management Companies, and Private School Administrators across the country have been scrambling to figure out how to get our students back on track. Even with the millions of federal dollars spent, the solutions remain fluid. Your funding is imperative to our community as we have been working diligently daily to improve the academic impact of lost instructional time, our response to the educational, social, emotional, and mental health needs of all of our students, and particularly those students disproportionately impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, including students from low-income families, students of color, English learners, children with disabilities, students experiencing homelessness, children and youth in foster care, and migratory students. Additionally, our programming supports literacy and remediation programs throughout our community to the neediest of the needy while providing laptops, internet access, books, and feeding programs. 

 

About Us

During these unprecedented times, Fostering High-Quality Education for All is honored to support students in Central Florida, help close learning gaps, and provide vital services to support elementary, middle, and high school students' well-being during these uncertain times. Post-pandemic, we are committed to supporting remediation and literacy programs to catch our students up from being behind due to the year and a half of academic learning loss from digital learning due to COVID. In addition, we provide brand new books to underserved students and books to schools that serve low-income African Americans and students of color to create classroom libraries. The personalized attention our students will receive will help pinpoint the root causes of their struggles while bridging gaps that will set up our students for a future of academic success and lead to the goal of improving grade-level reading by the end of our programming. Utilizing the Florida Center for Reading Research (FCRR) tutoring training materials and resources, our programs will engage research-based practices and implement literacy-rich schedules for identified students that would benefit from these additional supports. Our tutors will utilize the FCRR materials and practices to ensure every student understands phonics, basic reading skills, vocabulary, spelling, reading comprehension, word meaning, critical thinking skills, and other identified needs. We are also committed to ensuring every student has a laptop and connectivity to complete assignments and work from home if another school closure occurs. We will also make sure low-income private schools that do not receive state funding can be one-on-one technology schools where every student will have laptops to take to and from school every day. 
 

Our high-school program provides free SAT/ACT testing preparation, complimentary breakfast and lunch during tutoring sessions, scientific calculators, up to five free college books for their first semester of college, gas cards, paid college application costs, and ACT/SAT waivers. Our high school programming will build critical thinking skills, which will be used in our student's future higher education and post-high-school career endeavors.

 

High School Services

  1. Providing strategies, advice, support, and guidance to students and their families from the application process throughout their time in high school, making the best-individualized choice for college.

  2. Assisting students in identifying resources for scholarships and financial aid for colleges and universities.

  3. Setting up ACT/SAT testing accounts.

  4. ACT/SAT test preparation/payment assistance.

  5. Setting short-term and long-term academic and career goals.

  6. Preparing Letters of Recommendation.

  7. Mentoring services.

  8. Armed Forces Recruitment Liaisons and ASWAB test preparation.

Program Goals

 

  1. Providing books to underserved students to support literacy to combat learning gaps due to Covid and post-pandemic education slides.

  2. Providing books to schools to build classroom libraries as well as supporting literacy programs to combat learning gaps due to Covid and post-pandemic education slides.

  3. Providing laptops to students and underfunded schools to allow every student to have one-on-one computer access and the ability to work from home in case school closures occur again.

  4. Providing meals that are nutritious and appealing while being served by caring professionals in a friendly atmosphere.

  5. Prioritizing the connection and well-being of our children and community.

  6. Ensuring homeless children having access to education and other services that meet the same standards to which all students are held.

  7. Ensuring all high school students of every race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, and all socioeconomic levels have accurate information, tools, knowledge, and opportunity to attend the country's best colleges. 

  8. Extending connectivity to students from underserved communities who need to participate in distance learning due to COVID-19 and related school closures.

  9. Getting 99%-100% of our students into some College (Technical, Vocational, community, junior, or universities).

  10. Ensuring children have access to academically enriching activities, which helps close the opportunity gap between higher-income and lower-income families.