For Love of Children (FLOC) provides educational services beyond the classroom to help students succeed from first grade through college and career. FLOC brings together students, volunteers, families, and community partners in proven programs that teach, empower, and transform. FLOCâs services are provided for free to students from low-income families in the District of Columbia and West Virginia. Our experience shows that when students are encouraged and prepared, they can overcome any challenges and complete their educations. In operation since 1965, FLOC has served more than 10,000 children and youth and has become one of the most respected nonprofits in the community. Today, roughly 25 staff and 300 volunteers serve nearly 600 students per year in local schools and FLOCâs facilities.
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grants, corporate donations and individual gifts
Our vision is a city where every childâs potential â regardless of zip code, skin color or family status â is unlocked with a post-secondary degree, opening the doors to success in life. To help bring that vision to reality, our mission is to provide educational services beyond the classroom that accelerate classroom learning and help students succeed, from the first grade through college and career, to collaborate with others to guarantee every student connection to high quality, enhanced learning opportunities and to motivate students, families and the wider community to demand educational justice.
The FLOC Scholars Program serves students in grades 6-12 and beyond, helping them gain the skills needed to graduate from high school, pursue higher education, and succeed in college and career. Through weekly workshops, students are exposed to experiences, information and activities that build persistence skills to help them progress through their educational journey and into a chosen career. In addition to workshop-based programming, students are supported with individualized academic advising and guidance through their middle school, high school and postsecondary transitions. As students apply to and enter post-secondary education, the Scholars program continues to provide support and mentoring through regular check in's, distance learning seminars and professional development workshops during semester breaks. We also run our Neighborhood Tutoring Program, which helps students in grades 1-12 achieve grade-level competency in reading and math through one-on-one attention and a structured, step-by-step curriculum. Frequent tests help ensure that a student has mastered the material in one lesson before moving on to the next. When students are guided at their own pace and engaged through fun and interesting activities, they gain academic skills and confidence in their ability to learn.
college access and preparation, reading and math tutoring
College and Postsecondary Planning:
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