Educational Supports Service Area

Academic Supports



The Academic Supports Strategy is designed to decrease the disparities in academic achievement. Academic Supports programs will provide academic support to African American, Hispanic/Latino and Pacific Islander youth that are struggling academically as well as disconnected TAY who are looking to reengage with the educational system and/or working to attain a High School Equivalency credential. Academic Supports programs will work closely with these target populations to ensure that youth get back on track academically, and these programs will support youth as they make key transitions within their academic careers.

DCYF allocated $3,236,000 in annual funding to 17 programs across 17 agencies for the Academic Supports Strategy.

Strategy Goals include:

  • To help participants make gains towards meeting and/or exceeding academic standards and completion of high school or equivalent.

  • To help participants prepare for the next phases of their academic careers and provide them with school-readiness skills, life skills, supports in social and emotional learning and academics.

  • To increase participants’ understanding and appreciation for the connection between school and future opportunities.

Our Academic Supports 2018-2023 Grantees include: