John and Mary Franklin Foundation Awards NGF with Grant

August 10, 2017 – Cumming, GA – Next Generation Focus (NGF) is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $5,000 from John and Mary Franklin Foundation. It is the first time NGF has received funding from the Franklin 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 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 deeply appreciate this grant from John and Mary Franklin Foundation, which is such an institution in the philanthropic space in the state of Georgia,” said Amy Sol, the Executive Director of NGF. “To be recognized by them for our work is such an honor.”


About John and Mary Franklin Foundation

Incorporated in 1955 in Georgia, John and Mary Franklin Foundation has been giving primarily for education, scientific research, health, youth services and the arts.

About Next Generation Focus

Next Generation Focus (NGF) is 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.

Media Contact:
Amy Sol, Executive Director
Phone number: (678) 807-9NGF

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