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Afterschool Education Program
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ELEVATE! Program Overview

The ELEVATE! Afterschool Program empowers families and communities, providing high-caliber afterschool education that boosts social-emotional learning and academic performance for children and meets a critical need for parents, schools and our community.

ELEVATE! Program Deliverables

  • Increase engagement in education and enrichment activities
  • Improve literacy and math performance 
  • Build confidence and leadership skills

ELEVATE! Program Components

  • Literacy and math tutoring and enrichment
  • Social and emotional development
  • Guided homework assistance
  • Health and recreation activities
  • Arts enrichment

ELEVATE! Program Results

The ELEVATE! Afterschool Program is a comprehensive education and enrichment program that delivers academic performance improvement, behavioral and attendance improvement and social-emotional learning to children in urban and suburban communities.

Our model works.  Our curriculum allows at-risk children to experience gains in learning and achievement.  The model works in good times and bad.  It works for students in Toledo, Sylvania and Washington Local.  And it works for reading and math.

Some of the highlights from our recent data include:

  • Almost all of our students showed an increase in their common core performance tier.
  • About 80% of our students showed a score change on their proficiency test.
  • Nearly half (47%) of our students showed a grade-level increase in math and 35% in ELA, i.e., reading
  • In Math, we had 12% proficiency at the beginning of the year and 41% at the end of year
  • In reading, students went from 22% proficiency to 48% proficiency.

Comparing Effectiveness to Last School Year

Student test scores have been plummeting around the United States since COVID. Two decades of progress in math were wiped out in a single school year, for example. If this gap persists for students through multiple school years, it has the potential to become permanent.  By helping these students gain a proficient status, ELEVATE! has allowed them to reset their academic careers from COVID and get back onto a growth trajectory.

iReady Outcomes

The generous support of our individual supporters and community partners help us to fulfill our mission of improving positive life outcomes for children, adults and families. To support ELEVATE! program results, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution. Donate Now.

ELEVATE! Program Partners

  • Ohio Department of Education
  • Lucas County Juvenile Court
  • Lucas County Job and Family Services
  • Lucas County Children's Services
  • The Lucas County Mental Health and Recovery Services Board
  • Sylvania Area Family Services  
  • Sylvania Public Schools
  • Washington Local Schools
  • Toledo Public Schools
  • Greater Toledo Community Foundation
  • Andersons Inc.
  • Toledo Buffalo Soldiers 
  • Toledo Athletes 
  • State Bank 
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness
  • Boy Scouts of America
  • Girl Scouts of America
  • ProMedica Health Systems
  • The Ohio State Extension Program
  • Lucas County Commissioners
  • Feed Lucas County Children

ELEVATE! Program Enrollment

Register here for the ELEVATE Program