Free Summer Program for Youth
July 9 - 27, 2018

Mr. Michael Finley, retired basketball player from the Dallas Mavericks, will host the second annual G.I.F.T.4.S. Academy this summer from July 9, 2018 to July 27, 2018 at Long Middle School, 2525 Frankford Rd., Dallas, TX 75287.

The academy begins with breakfast at 7 AM and ends at 4:30 PM.   It is an unique opportunity for your child to receive academic and personal support during the summer.   Each participant completing the program upon graduation from high school will receive either a scholarship for a continuing education program of their choice or startup money towards their choice of career.  Limited spots are available.

Students who are selected will benefit from ongoing support in Reading, Math, Science, Technology, College and Career Planning.   Students will also have the opportunity to meet with and benefit from working up close and personal with Mr. Michael Finley and other guest speakers.  Mr. Finley is extremely passionate about the mission of the G.I. F.T.4.S.  Academy.

The program is free to all CFB student participants. Breakfast, lunch and snacks will be provided at no cost.  If you are interested, please submit your registration as soon as possible by email  to or you can mail it to The Michael Finley Foundation P.O.BOX 560823 The Colony, TX  75056.  If you have any questions, please contact Jean Moore at (469) 630-2854.

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Brochure in Spanish
Volunteer Agreement
- Teacher Application