December 1, 2016 – Cumming, GA – Next Generation Focus (NGF) is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $2,250 from The Catholic Foundation. These funds will support NGF’s anchor program SmarterMe® Academy and Summer.
SmarterMe® Academy and Summer Program aim to help PreK-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 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.
“This is the first time we have received a grant from The Catholic Foundation, and we are honored,” said Amy Sol, the Executive Director of NGF. “We see this as an affirmation of the work that we have done for the early education of underprivileged children, as well as an encouragement to do more.”
About The Catholic Foundation
The Catholic Foundation is a trusted giving vehicle for the Catholic community. Chartered in 1955, the Foundation was founded by a group of dedicated Catholic laymen with a vision that extended far beyond the charitable needs of the moment. The Foundation has spent decades building a strong community, helping donors fulfill their charitable goals, and preserving the founders’ vision and philanthropic legacy. Over time, the Foundation has provided more than $126 million in grants to religious, charitable and educational organizations. Today, it manages more than $220 million in assets and houses more than 400 charitable funds and trusts.
About 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 here. All management and staff at NGF are passionate about helping children. If you would like to donate time or money, please contact us.
Amy Sol, Executive Director
Phone number: (678) 807-9NGF