OUR 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, into the home.

Bright Beginnings Program

BRIGHT BEGINNINGS

GRACE PLACE FAMILY LITERACY MODEL®
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-8) 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

LEAD PROGRAM

COLLEGE AND CAREER ACCESS PROGRAM
The mission of the LEAD (Leaders Empowered to Achieve Dreams) to provide high school students with targeted academic assistance, life and leadership skills, college and career readiness, and volunteer/work-based learning opportunities, so that students have the necessary tools for success beyond high school.

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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

FOOD PANTRY

Although education is the core focus of Grace Place and its mission, the 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 2019

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: 29,841 people
Median Age: 32
Per capita income: $16,671
Population under the age of eighteen: 27%
Population speaking a language other than English in the home: 73%
Population age 25+ with less than a high school education: 31%
Elementary children identified as Limited English Proficient: 50%

School aged children determined as Economically Needy:
Golden Gate Elementary: 94%
Golden Terrace Elementary: 91%
Golden Gate Middle School: 90%
Golden Gate High School: 77%

*2010-2017 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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