Mission: The mission of Gary Life Education Initiative Incorporated is to provide mentoring, essential and enriching life skills, college and career readiness workshops to help students discover and live their purpose.
Results: National educational outreach totals as of November 2014:
Gary Life Education Initiative Incorporated has provided services to benefit 8,680 students. Current Success Rate: 98% of students who complete Gary Life Education Initiative Incorporated college and career readiness programs, pass to the next grade level on time, graduate high school on time, then continue to college or a trade school.
Class of 2014 Successes: Program participants were Valedictorian and Salutatorian of their high school.
Target demographics: children, college students, parents and our communities
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1193 students received services in 2013 through mentoring, youth leadership development, college and career readiness programs.
Geographic areas served: the United States, mainly Gary, Indiana
Programs: College Readiness in the Classroom Programs:
College care packages coordination
College readiness workshops
College financial aid research
College graduation planning
Commonly used college terms
College scholarships research
College scholarship applications
College registration assistance
Dropout prevention workshops
Four-year high school graduation planning
Goal planning workshops
Team building workshops
Time management workshops
Vision and mission statement workshops
What to look for in a college
Business and Career Planning:
Business development workshops
Career exploratory field trips
Career readiness workshops
Community resource referrals
Community service coordinating
Financial literacy workshops
Leadership development workshops
Student summer job referrals
Student resume’ and interview tips
Team building workshops
Student Show and Tell
Gary Life Education Initiative is doing incredibly work in a community that really needs it. Their vision for a better Gary through youth mentoring is very compelling, and the leadership of the organization cares deeply about the clients they serve. I am proud to be affiliated with this organization!
Gary Life Education Initiative Is a big part of why I am the person I am today. They've help me gain higher self esteem, and do so much better in school because I'm hearing impaired. Without their help I don't know what would have happened... And as a result of everything that I learned from Gary life I am now a Senior with a GPA of 4.75 and I'm getting ready to go off to college on a full ride scholarship. I can't thank them enough for everything that they taught me.