NGF Receives Pool Grant from United Way Gwinnett

November 17, 2017 – Cumming, GA – Next Generation Focus is pleased to announce it has received a $5,000 grant from United Way of Greater Atlanta. These funds will support the NGF’s SmarterMe® programs.

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 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 a transition year from the previous funding factors (education, health, income, and homelessness) to our current focuses of food insufficiency, homelessness, early learning/family childcare, and project health access,” said Tracy Christian, the Regional Coordinator of Northeast Region of United Way of Greater Atlanta.  “We appreciate NGF’s recognizing the transition and making an effort to align with our new goals.  Members of Gwinnett Advisory Board reviewed NGF’s application and had decided to award the grant to NGF”.

“We are excited by the decision to award of United Way Gwinnett.  We are mindful of the changing priorities of our funders, and do our best to align our program with the new objectives,” said Amy Sol, the Executive Director of Next Generation Focus.  “We look forward to working with United Way Gwinnett closely to achieve our mutual objectives in early learning.”


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 lasting 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 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 your time or provide monetary support, please contact us.

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

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