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Goal Card Program



Ensure that children in the poorest areas of Memphis excel in academics, attendance and conduct through this incentive-based program, which also teaches financial education and life skills

What is the issue, problem, or challenge?

The graduation rate in Memphis City Schools is only 66.9 percent. The children served in the Goal Card program live in traditional public and subsidized housing in the poorest area in Memphis. The challenge is keeping youth focused on high school graduation and moving towards post-secondary education. This will prepare them socially, academically and economically to enter the work force. Preparation to enter the workforce enhances the students capabilities to earn "liveable wages."

How will this project solve this problem?

Goal Card ensures that children excel academically through incentives and counseling from caring adult coaches, as well as receive financial education that they can be passed on to their families to make better life financial decisions.

Potential Long Term Impact

Participants surpass their peers resulting in a higher graduation rate. Evaluation indicates GC high school students have a 90% graduation rate among all seniors. Students are able to make better financial decisions, thus becoming better citizens.

Funding Information

Total Funding Received to Date: $525
Remaining Goal to be Funded: $49,475
Total Funding Goal: $50,000


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Text GIVE 7080 to 80088 to donate $10 to Goal Card Program. Message and data rates may apply. Only works for US mobile phones.
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Project Leader

Linda Williams

Memphis, Tennessee United States

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Map of Goal Card Program
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