When Next Generation Scholars first began serving low-income youth, we quickly realized that educational achievement did not depend solely on what took place in the classroom.
We knew we had to address a more complex range of challenges in the community - from parents being unfamiliar with the college application process to broader issues such as child care, food insecurity, flawed immigration policies, lack of health care, unstable housing, and more.
Recognizing the need to support the entire family, we offer three family-oriented programs:
Provides parents and caregivers with the skills, resources and tools they need to help their children access higher education and create a college-bound culture at home
Through partnerships with a number of organizations and businesses, our services include:
- Employment Assistance
- Food Resources
- Housing Resources
- Legal Assistance
- Medical and Health Support
With the core Academy program serving 6th - 12th grade students, some Scholars have younger siblings who need summer opportunities and want access to educational resources. Our Little Scholars program gives these students a place to learn during the summer.