Middle School Children & Youth Guidelines
***PLEASE READ CAREFULLY: These guidelines have changed***
Minneapolis Middle School Children & Youth 2018 Pilot Program
Phase 1: Aligning our Responsive Grantmaking with MNComeback
Case statement: We believe:
- All parents love their children and want them to get an education that will prepare them for success.
- All kids are capable of learning and doing well in school regardless of socio-economic status.
- Schools matter – attending a school that is providing students most in-need a good education is critical for long-term success.
- Support programs, no matter how good, don’t make up for damage done by attending a low performing school. In schools that are doing well, support programs create relevance and added value.
- Middle school (G 6-7-8) is a critical developmental stage setting the foundation for success in high school that is often under-resourced
Therefore, Carolyn Foundation will fund programs that encourage low-income students in Minneapolis to attend high performing/potential schools and provide support programs during and after school that help ensure that those schools are relevant to this student population. In programs that operate in K-8 settings, Carolyn Foundation will consider funding programs designed for and serving the middle school (G 6-7-8) population of those schools.
The availability of best practice data enhances our evaluation process. Click the following links for more information:
Review our online application questions to see the information we request to assess an organization’s fit with our priorities. To do this: log into the online application system, click “Apply” at the top of your page, “Preview” under the program you’d like to review, and “Question List” at the top right.