November 20, 2017 – Cumming, GA – Next Generation Focus (NGF) is pleased to announce it has received a grant of $11,000 grant from the Epperson Family Foundation. These funds will support NGF’s anchor program SmarterMe® Academy and Summer Program.
The SmarterMe® Academy and Summer Program provide low-cost tutoring and enrichment to PreK-8 students from low-income families, who are at least a grade level 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’d like to say a big thank you to the Epperson Foundation for supporting us for the second year in a row! It not only has renewed its commitment to our organization, but also increased the funding by more than five-fold. We are floored and a bit speechless, actually!” said Amy Sol, the Executive Director of NGF. “Due to the lack of funds, we have had to wait-list more than forty children in our Gwinnett and Forsyth tutoring sites this year. With the additional support from the Epperson Foundation, we look forward to moving many of these kids from the wait-list into our classroom. This will be an early Christmas present for these kids and their families!”
About the Epperson Family Foundation
The Epperson Family Foundation is a Private Independent Foundation in Edwards, Colorado. In 2006, it received its exempt organization status from the IRS. Its areas of philanthropic interest include religious, educational, charitable, scientific, literary, testing for public safety, fostering national or international amateur sports competition, or the prevention of cruelty to children or animals.
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.
Amy Sol, Executive Director
Phone number: (678) 807-9NGF