Nettie Bailey Student Achievement Program
Breakthrough Urban Ministries – Chicago, Illinois
- Grant Program: GrantsPlus
- Amount of Grant: $50,000
- Dates of Grant Term: January 2018 – January 2020
The Nettie Bailey Student Achievement Program (NBSAP) is an after-school and summer program that is a key initiative of Breakthrough Urban Ministries’ youth education and development strategy. The goal of the NBSAP is to increase student academic achievement by creating a pipeline that enables students to both meet academic benchmarks necessary for entrance into high school and on-time graduation and develop as positive young adults to be academically successful.
Students in the program are affected by a lack of investment in their schools and communities. Many don’t have access to the same educational opportunities as their peers in other neighborhoods. Breakthrough believes that every child deserves high-quality and excellent education and provides this through the NBSAP.
The NBSAP always has a waiting list, and funding from We Raise enables the program to restructure and expand over the next two years with additional classrooms and staff. This expansion will bring increased educational opportunities to young people who need it most.