A Better Chance – National *
A Better Chance seeks to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. This is done by facilitating their entry into independent college preparatory schools. Through its network of member schools, A Better Chance is able to leverage an estimated $20+ million per year in financial aid for talented, economically disadvantaged youth of color. More than 96% of A Better Chance's graduates go on to college directly after high school, a majority entering our country's most selective colleges.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Programming are in the areas of: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.
C5 Program of Texas
The mission of the C5 Program of Texas is to inspire high-potential youth from risk-filled environments to pursue personal success, to prepare them for leadership roles in college, work and community, and to motivate them to become role models for others. We do this by engaging middle and high school students from under-resourced communities in five years of intensive leadership experiences including year-round leadership development programs, signature summer activities, community action, and preparation for continuing education and career development.
Dallas Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (Dallas TexPREP)
The Dallas Texas Prefreshman Engineering Program (Dallas TexPREP) is an academically intense, mathematics-based, summer enrichment program. The program is presented in a seven-week session over the course of three summers, each year progressively harder and building upon the previous year’s work. TexPREP provides students who have demonstrated mathematical ability through academic performance and teacher/counselor recommendations the opportunity to study.
Education is Freedom (EIF)
Education is Freedom (EIF) was founded in 2002 on the belief that every young person deserves the opportunity for a college education. Providing students with a roadmap to complete high school and gain access to college, EIF impacts the academic success of urban youth through a comprehensive school-based program. EIF focuses on academic standards, including personal guidance, professional development, SAT/ACT and college preparation, mentoring, scholarship assistance and academic achievement incentives.
Girls Inc. of Dallas
Through everyday programs, girls learn about themselves, build on their strengths, develop supportive connections and have fun. Our campuses provide a place where girls express their "whole self" through talking, doing, creating and connecting with other girls. Everyday programs are age-appropriate and encourage girls, ages six to 18, to take risks and master physical, mental and emotional challenges. Girls learn about economic literacy, math, science, technology, health, fitness, sexuality, self-esteem and safety.
Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
The Young Scholars Program provides the most personalized, generous scholarship experience in the nation. The Foundation works closely with Scholars and their families to construct a tailored educational program that includes, but is not limited to, support for summer programs, distance learning courses, and music and art instruction. Some Young Scholars attend a private school if none of their public school options adequately serve their academic potential; however, many stay in their public schools.Kids-U
Kids-U, formerly known as Dallas Community Lighthouse, is a free after school tutoring program set up on-site in low-income apartment communities. Our goal is to provide pathways out of poverty for the students who are most at-risk of not completing their education by providing tutoring in the core learning subjects of math, language arts and reading.
Summer Mathematics Research Training High School Camp (SMaRT) – Texas A&M University
SMaRT is a National Science Foundation supported two-week summer program at Texas A&M University. It is intended to facilitate interest in mathematics of advanced high school students. The camp will provide an intensive learning environment in mathematics, where high school students will learn not only useful mathematical facts, but also how to approach mathematical problems, prove mathematical statements, and write the results.