Educational Supports Service Area

Academic Supports



The Academic Supports Strategy is designed to provide programming that helps youth get back on track academically and make successful transitions within their academic careers. Academic Supports programs 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.

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: