Founded in 2007, Next Generation Focus now serves over 500 students each year in three locations throughout the state of Georgia. This page gives an overview of the history of our organization with a timeline of our accomplishments.

2017

  • 5 teachers and volunteers for 40 others recruited to volunteer
  • SmarterMe® Program offered tutoring in reading, math, music and STEM camp
  • 505 students in Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties enrolled in SmarterMe®
    • 93% of students improved reading levels by at least three letters (measured by the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark System)
    • 93% of students increased math post assessment by 30%-50%
  • Community Partnerships:
    • Forsyth County
      • Grace Chapel Church
      • Chestatee Elementary School
      • Living Faith Lutheran Church
    • Gwinnett County
      • Norcross First United Methodist Church
      • Norcross Cooperative Ministry

2016

990-EZ Form for 2016;

  • 4 teachers and 200 others recruited to volunteer
  • SmarterMe® Program offered tutoring in reading, math, music and STEM camp
  • 453 students in Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties enrolled in SmarterMe®
    • 90% of students improved reading levels by at least three letters (measured by the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark System)
    • 87% of students increased math post assessment by 30%-50%
  • Community Partnerships
    • Forsyth County
      • Grace Chapel Church
      • Whitlow Elementary School
      • Chestatee Elementary School
      • Living Faith Lutheran Church
    • Gwinnett County
      • Summerour Middle School
      • Norcross First United Methodist Church
      • Norcross Cooperative Ministry

2015

990-EZ Form for 2015

  • 5 teachers and 180 others recruited to volunteer;
  • SmarterMe® Program offered tutoring in reading, math, music and STEM camp
  • 450 students in Forsyth and Gwinnett Counties enrolled in SmarterMe®
    • 95% of students improved reading levels by at least three letters (measured by the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark System)
    • 90% of students increased math post assessment by 30%-50%
  • Community Partnerships
    • Forsyth County
      • Grace Chapel Church
      • Whitlow Elementary School
      • Chestatee Elementary School
      • Living Faith Lutheran Church
    • Gwinnett County:  Stripling Elementary School

2014

990-EZ Form for 2014

  • 5 teachers and 150 others recruited to volunteer
  • SmarterMe® Program offered tutoring in reading, math, music and STEM camp
  • 296 students in Forsyth County enrolled in SmarterMe®
    • 92% of students improved reading levels by at least three letters (measured by the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark System)
    • 87% of students increased math post assessment by 30%-50%
  • Community partnerships:
    • Grace Chapel Church
    • Whitlow Elementary School

2013

  • 7 teachers and 200 others recruited to volunteer
  • SmarterMe® Program offered tutoring in reading, math, music and STEM camp
  • 252 students in Forsyth Countyenrolled in SmarterMe®
    • 95% of students improved reading levels by at least three letters (measured by the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark System)
    • 90% of students increased math post assessment by 30%-50%
  • Community partnerships:
    • Grace Chapel Church
    • Whitlow Elementary School
    • Otwell Middle School

2012

  • 5 teachers and 80 others recruited to volunteers;
  • SmarterMe® Program offered tutoring in reading, math and music;
  • 171 students in Forsyth County enrolled in SmarterMe®
    • 95% of students improved reading levels by at least three letters (measured by the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark System)
    • 85% of students increased math post assessment by 30%-50%
  • Community partnerships
    • Grace Chapel Church
    • Whitlow Elementary School

2011

  • 5 teachers and 65 others recruited to volunteer
  • SmarterMe® Program offered tutoring in reading, math and music
  • 170 students in Forsyth County enrolled in SmarterMe®
    • 95% of students improved reading levels by at least three letters (measured by the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark System)
    • 80% of students increased math post assessment by 30%-50%
  • Community partnerships
    • Grace Chapel Church
    • Whitlow Elementary School

2010

  • 3 teachers and 50 others recruited to volunteer
  • SmarterMe® Program offered tutoring in reading, math and music
  • 74 students in Forsyth County enrolled in SmarterMe®
    • 90% of students improved reading levels by at least three letters (measured by the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark System)
    • 90% of students increased math post assessment by 30%-50%
  • Community partnership with Grace Chapel Church

2009

  • 10 teachers and 20 others recruited to volunteer
  • SmarterMe® Program was established to address gaps in academic proficiencies of students
  • 32 students in Forsyth County enrolled in SmarterMe®
    • 80% of students improved reading levels by at least three letters – measured by the Fountas and Pinnell Reading Benchmark System
  • Community partnership with Forsyth Family Center

2008

  • 20 volunteers recruited to tutor 220 students in Forsyth County
  • Community partnership with Shiloh Point Elementary School

2007

Next Generation Focus, Inc. was founded by Amy and John Sol