To Close the Achievement Gap – because all children deserve the same opportunity to be successful and because investing in our children’s success strengthens our community.

To Read On Grade Level by Third Grade – because the first few years of school, children are learning to read; for the rest of their lives, they are reading to learn.

To Cultivate REAL Life Skills in Children – because our children will compete globally and must be equipped with what education experts call the Seven Survival Skills:

  • Critical Thinking
  • Problem Solving
  • Self-Regulation
  • Taking Initiative
  • Communication
  • Inquisitiveness
  • Ability to Work as Part of a Team

Preparation for High School and Life – because a diverse, complex world requires a student with a myriad of skills and talents to achieve optimum success.