Making the Grade is a charitable, youth oriented, educational and medical organization with the purpose of aiding young people in obtaining an excellent education that will ultimately lead to independence. We work with students age 7-25 with the greatest cluster in the 15-21 year old bracket. Our target country is Ethiopia.
People who are afforded a good education are then able to compete in the work force. People who then are employed can support their families. Education creates independence.
Our students come to us through three methods. First, we accept students on a referral basis from other organizations.
We then look at other children in the student’s household that might be eligible to study.
We also assess students that contact us directly and ask for help with their education.
Program Assessment Criteria
Grammar school: Passing marks, good character assessments
Eighth grade and above: Maintain an A/B average and/or be in the top 10 ranking in their class,
pass national exams
Trade school: Receive certificate of completion
Public and Private College: Maintain and A/B average and graduate
College graduate: Employment within 6 months of graduation after completing a internship.