BENEFITING: Beginning with Children Foundation, Inc.
Fehintola is a freshman in high school who is looking to pursue an internship this summer and is interested in early childhood education and photography. She is a graduate of the Community Partnership Charter School and participates in our Spotlight on Me Program. She plays piano in her high school's jazz band, attends NYU/STEP/BEST on Saturdays and teaches younger children at her church on Sundays.
Donations will help Fehintola work at her dream internship and cover living and other essential costs while working during the summer.
Founded two decades ago, the Beginning with Children Foundation has educated over 1,500 Brooklyn children in grades K-8. Our schools offer an innovative and rigorous curriculum and emphasize social and emotional development of the whole child. We support our K-8 "graduates" in their high school and college years with a comprehensive academic and career oriented Alumni Program.
90% of our Alumni graduate high school in four years, versus 66% for New York City. All of our Alumni are accepted to 2 and 4-year colleges, and typically receive half a million dollars in scholarship funding. Our Alumni Program includes academic tutoring, Regents and SAT Prep, college application support, campus visits, career panels, job shadowing opportunities and corporate mentoring programs.
A hallmark of the Alumni Program is our summer internship program. After a rigorous training course, BwCF places students at summer jobs with local non-profits and corporations. Students are exposed to fields of interest, to the norms of the professional world, and have the opportunity to develop greater independence and personal accountability.