Giving Tuesday - Support TEEM and SMILE!
SMILE – Scholarship, Mentoring, Independence, Leadership and Education (Grades 3-12). This program addresses the underserved minorities in the public-school system. Statistical data provided by the State of Arizona indicates that African American students are not meeting minimum expectations on the AzMERIT test. SMILE endeavors to minimize this gap by providing students and their parents with assistance, tools, and information needed to successfully navigate elementary through high school courses of study. For 2018 - 2019, we want to impact as many African-American students as possible. The SMILE program is tailored to meet the needs of elementary. middle and high school students. Funding will provide materials and educators for the students and their families.