The program entails academics, social skills, physical fitness, and group counseling for students. Families must commit to classes featuring educational opportunities beyond high school, parent education skills, study skills, bullying, and other programs. Regardless of socioeconomic status, students can participate in the program with grades below C, and/or failed the STAAR exam. Families are required to participate in the program. Each participating person, in the program, will sign a letter of commitment.
What is the G.I.F.T.4.S. program goals?
To provide students and their families with fundamental skills and tools to achieve their personal and professional objectives. The Michael Finley Foundation (TMFF) will focus on implementing the 3-week G.I.F.T.4.S. program at no cost to its participants. The program began in 2017 with approximately eighteen students and their families.
Families commit to parent education classes once a week. The classes consist of parenting skills, study skills, bullying, and other programs. Each year TMFF will add additional 3rd grade students. The students will participate in the program until high school graduation.
Each participant upon graduation from high school will receive either a scholarship for a continuing education program of their choice or start up money towards their choice of career.
What is the G.I.F.T.4.S. program's strengths?
To provide participants access to qualified teachers, counselors, coaches, volunteers, and staff. Together, they will achieve a high level of excellence. TMFF will continuously measure academic achievement of student and family involvement in the school as well as the community.
Continuing to impact children and their families in the Summer of 2018. How can you help? Funds, technology, and materials needed.