Ginger Kaney Mentoring Institute for High School Students

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The GKMI is a readiness program for high-school students that promotes graduation from high school, while teaching life skills, expanding social development, and ensuring exposure and access to post-secondary options.

Staff for the high school program focus on successful graduation and post-graduation planning and placement. Since 2009, the graduation rate has been 100%. After graduation, 20% gain employment, 40% study in vocational school and 40% enter college. This program addresses several important issues regarding teen development and potential barriers towards their success, by providing:

  • Georgia High School Graduation Test (GHSGT) Readiness
  • SAT/ACT Readiness
  • Career Readiness
  • Post-Secondary ReadinessFulton_County_LOGO-blue
  • P.R.E.P. (Preparing to Receive Educational Power) Speaker Series
  • Summer Internships & Jobs
  • Community Service
  • College and Career Connection-Alumni Support

Recent outcomes of The Ginger Kaney Mentoring Institute include the following:

  • 100% of the students visited at least 2 colleges or vocational / technical institutions
  • 83% of the high school students participated in extracurricular activities including sports
  • 86% of the high school students mastered the material and advanced to the next grade or graduated
  • 100% of the high school seniors graduated

Agape is fully enrolled and operating at capacity in both the academic based after-school programs and the summer fitness programs.  The students served by Agape are 83% Hispanic / Latino and 17% African American; 100% qualify for free or reduced price lunch in school.