Target demographics: motivated, low-income students and families
Direct beneficiaries per year: 16 Fifth Graders in our Placement Services; 55 sixth through eighth grade Scholars
Geographic areas served: San Francisco
Programs: Placement and advocacy into one of our 21 partner private schools. SMART recruits motivated, low-income students and support families through the complicated school and financial aid application process to ensure the best fit of the school for the individual student. Middle School Achievement Program (MAP) provides academic, social and emotional support for 5th - 8th grade students attending one of our partner schools. Scholars are provided with 2x a week after-school program (with transportation provided), one-on-one match with volunteer tutors and mentors, and individualized academic support plans. Students then transition into our newly developed College Access Program (CAP) from 9th-12th grades, which provides access and support to ensure 100% of our high school seniors apply and enroll in a 4-year college. We also offer Family Education Series and Academic Summer Enrichment Programs.
For the past 4 years, 100% of our graduating 8th graders have been accepted into a charter or private high school, enabling them to continue learning at an advanced level. In 2013, 100% of our graduating seniors have been accepted to and enrolled in a 4-year college!