Why You Should
The Taproot Foundation conducted a six-month program audit comparing the EYM culture and methodology to other successful supplemental education programs e.g., Beyond the Bell, Bresee, and others. The results demonstrated that comparatively, EYM provides a higher level of quality services and resources including: more individualized attention, more learning time, consistent high levels of college entrance and graduation rates, customized curriculum for students with varied learning abilities, lower teacher to student ratios, college scholarships, computer access with software needed for homework/projects, extended hours during weekdays and significant parent participation/accountability.
Educating Young Minds (EYM) mission is to holistically transform, enhance or impact the academic, emotional, social and professional trajectories of today’s high risk, at-risk, low-income, under-served, and/or special needs students (with IEPs and/or labeled ADD/ADHD).
EYM’s multifaceted programs, methodology, and culturally relevant resources and services for low-income, high-risk, at-risk youth and their families expand, extend and employ EYM’s preventive- intervention socio-academic and life skill platforms and strategies. EYM provides virtual and non-virtual programs, resources, and services guided by developmentally appropriate principles for students’ grades PreK-12th grades.
Educating Young Minds (EYM) desire is to assist in decreasing the staggering middle and high school dropout rates in low-income communities, improve grade point averages, bring technology education and programming to underserved neighborhoods, increase college acceptance rates among students from underrepresented communities, reduce juvenile incarceration to prison pipeline, and encourage parent/guardian engagement with community resources.
EYM’s framework addresses the following specific needs: GPA’s, life/behavior skills, financial literacy, college prep, self-esteem, communication skills, functional family/social skills, peer pressure/bullying, addictive substances, socio-academic strengths and attributes, building relationships, healing from past victimization, peer pressure, and socio-academic/ behavior challenges.