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GRACE PLACE FAMILY LITERACY MODEL™

Grace Place has designed a comprehensive scaffold of programs to serve the entire family by including early childhood education, youth education, adult education, P.A.C.T. (parent and child together) time and interactive family literacy activities. By engaging both the parent and child, our programs provide a comprehensive model to create an educational environment beyond the classroom and into the home.

Bright Beginnings Program

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

FAMILY LITERACY PROGRAM
The mission of Bright Beginnings is to cultivate confident, capable and literate parents prepared to guide their child through the crucial years of early development and successfully prepare them to transition to formal schooling at a level with their peers.

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School Age Programs

ACADEMY OF LEADERS

AFTER-SCHOOL PROGRAM
The mission of Academy of Leaders (K-12) is to improve student achievement in core academic subjects, develop leadership habits and provide opportunities for students to learn the 21st century skills needed to be college and career ready.

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AP Leadership Program

AP LEADERSHIP

COLLEGE ACCESS PROGRAM
The mission of the AP Leadership program is to break the cycle of poverty by ensuring these students graduate from high school, seek continued higher education and enter the workforce as hard-working, prepared professionals.

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Adult Education

ADULT EDUCATION

The mission of the Adult Education program is to furnish the knowledge and skills necessary for adult learners to succeed in the acquisition of the English language and to nurture the assimilation process to the culture of the United States.

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Adult Education

FRIDAY FOOD PANTRY

Although education is the core focus of Grace Place and its mission, the Friday Food Pantry, which is the largest food
distribution point for the Harry Chapin Food Bank in Collier County, serves over 2,500 families a year.

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OUR PROGRESS

IN 2016

0%
of Pre-K students tested school-ready at year-end
0%
of high school seniors graduated
0%
of English as a Second Language adult students improved language skills
0
pounds of food was distributed to families in need

WHERE WE WORK

Golden Gate City Snapshot

Geographic Area: roughly four-square-miles
Population: 28,917 people
Median Age: 30
Per capita income: $14,699
Population under the age of nineteen: 32%
Population speaking a language other than English in the home: 72%
Population age 25+ with less than a high school education: 33%
Elementary children identified as Limited English Proficient: 46%

School aged children determined as Economically Needy:
Golden Gate Elementary: 96%
Golden Terrace Elementary: 94%
Golden Gate Middle School: 93%
Golden Gate High School: 79%

*2010-2014 American Community Survey and Collier County Public Schools

TAKE A DEEPER LOOK AT GOLDEN GATE CITY

education changes everything.

An investment in the literacy and language skills of our families is an investment in the workforce of Collier County. Together we can build a stronger community, now and for future generations.

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