According to the National Summer Learning Association, most students lose about two months of grade level equivalency in mathematical computation skills over the summer months, with low-income students losing more than two months in reading achievement.
There are still more than 350 children who need your help to ensure that they have a safe and productive place to learn and grow this summer. It is important to act now and sponsor a child. Your gift will enable them to attend eight weeks of programming focused on academic success, building good character and leadership skills, and making healthy lifestyle choices.
The cost per child is $275. Your gift of any amount will help make a difference in the lives of our at-risk children. You can give them the gift of a Great Future by providing them with a safe and productive summer experience.
Madison is proud to have awarded scholarships to more than 10 graduating seniors and members who are enrolled in accredited colleges and universities across the country. A special thanks to the D’Brickashaw Ferguson Foundation for awarding scholarships to our college-bound Youth of the Year.
We are thrilled to report that our Project Graduate Members are planning on attending such colleges as: John Jay University, Fairfield University, Xavier College, St. Bonaventure University, Saint John’s University, Long Island University, and New York College of Technology.
In the low-income communities Madison serves, the dropout rate is more than four times the rate of students from high-income families. Members who are part of our Project Graduate Program graduate from high school at a rate that is 38% higher than their peers – 82% as opposed to 44%.
More than 800 Madison youth, their families, and members of the community took part in our annual health fairs at each of our four Clubhouses this past month. Each fair focused on the importance of living a healthy lifestyle and provided extensive cost-free opportunities including HIV screening, blood pressure monitoring, and individualized consultations on preventing heart disease and diabetes.
Thanks to United Healthcare for educating our members about health plans and for Health Plex’s evaluations and treatments of the dental needs of our members.
Thanks to Rite Aid for bringing a nurse to conduct blood glucose tests.
Madison promotes the importance of leading a healthy and productive lifestyle in an effort to combat growing epidemics – including obesity and diabetes. We encourage positive decision making for physical, social, and emotional development so that they may engage in positive behaviors that nurture their well-being.
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