In 2015, The Race For Education offered $330,00 in college scholarships. Approximately 50 students graduated from college with the support of our awards. Our 2016 scholarship process has begun and will continue to help students with college tuition.
The Race For Education's Starting Gate afterschool literacy program is currently offered in Fayette County, Kentucky at Crawford Middle, Paris and Leestown Middle.
The Race For Education continues to focus on service and provide free assistance with FAFSA preparation and college applications to the Hispanic community.
Immediate benefits of the outreach program include providing an environment where young people are given supervision and direction as soon as they enroll, reducing the chances of undesirable behaviors that can often result from idle time. These students are immediately exposed to role models who provide structure, the opportunity for cultural enrichment, and academic assistance. The benefit of immediate supervision and direction take root and grow into strong mentoring relationships as the program progresses.
Currently, young people in the communities we serve do not consider attending college as an option in their life. The majority of their family members have not even completed high school and the public school systems they attend do little to prepare them for college. By providing a weekly study hall, guest speakers and field trips, the students will develop a network of academic and social support. This program will help these young people establish relationships with role models during their middle school years (7 and 8th grade) that can inspire and prepare them to attend college, optimizing their chances for success.
To complete the internship and receive a scholarship, participating college students are required to:
All interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Leslie Spears, Starting Gate Executive Director at firstname.lastname@example.org
Closing the gap in achievement that separates economically disadvantaged students and students of color from less disadvantaged students has been the focus of discussion, research and controversy for nearly 40 years. While the gap narrowed considerably through the late 1980s, particularly between blacks and whites, progress since then has been marginal — and below-par achievement of minority and disadvantaged students remains one of the most pressing problems in education.
The Starting Gate has a proven program that is helping close the gap right here in Fayette County schools today. After 4 years, the program has a record of improving MAP scores in every classroom, in every school where the program is offered. The success of our program has gained a lot of attention in the community and we continually receive requests from additional schools that would like to have the Starting Gate. At this time we provide the program free of charge to the schools and the students.
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