Goal Card Program

Goal: $ 50000

No of Donation: 25

 

 

Goal: $ 50000
Amount Raised: $ 1084
Remaining : $ 48916
No of Donation : 25
Category : Education
Url : http://www.risememphis.org/
Contact Number : (901) 507-6644
Address : 2650 Thousand Oaks Blvd.
State : Memphis
City : TN
Country : US
Zipcode : 38103

Challenge

The graduation rate in Memphis City Schools is only 66.9 percent. The children served in the Goal Card program live in traditional public and subsidized housing in the poorest area in Memphis. The challenge is keeping youth focused on high school graduation and moving towards post-secondary education. This will prepare them socially, academically and economically to enter the work force. Preparation to enter the workforce enhances the students capabilities to earn "liveable wages."

Solution

RISE's mission is to help people become self-sufficient by building and sustaining human and financial assets.
Ensure that children in the poorest areas of Memphis excel in academics, attendance and conduct through this incentive-based program, which also teaches financial education and life skills

Long-Term Impact

Participants surpass their peers resulting in a higher graduation rate. Evaluation indicates GC high school students have a 90% graduation rate among all seniors. Students are able to make better financial decisions, thus becoming better citizens.

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