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CROWDRISE : Mar 17, 2016
Tax ID: 47-1205640
BASED: Los Angeles, CA, United States


The Academy Project

Working to change educational outcomes for foster youth in Los Angeles through community, empowerment and education 

Did you know, here in Los Angeles:

  • 75% of foster youth are working below grade level
  • The average number of schools a foster youth attends while in foster care is 7
  • Only 58% of foster youth graduate high school (compared to 84% for the general population)
  • 50% of children in foster care end up homeless, institutionalized or incarcerated upon ageing out of the system
  • Only 4% receive any higher education.


Here at The Academy Project, we believe it doesn’t have to be this way. We believe these dismal outcomes can be changed through community, empowerment and education.


We are busy building an alternative educational engagement model that will provide those currently most at risk of not securing a high school diploma, with the support, services and encouragement they need to forge their own success story. It will have three parts:

  • Summer Camp in July of this year
  • An after-school program, to be launched in September
  • An in-school solution, working towards a pilot in 2019.


And there’s an opportunity for you to be part of the story! Join us in tackling these statistics, head on, by making a donation today.

Tax ID: 47-1205640 •


The Academy Project: The Co-Op--An After School Program for Foster Youth

The Academy Project: The Co-…

Amount Raised:



16% Raised of $30,000 Goal