Tuesday, August 14, 2012

BRMA Receives Second Oak Foundation Grant

The Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate (BRMA) program has been awarded a $250,000 grant by The Oak Foundation. The grant is the second provided to BRMA by The Oak Foundation. It is divided over two years and provides support for BRMA's academic support programming.  BRMA will use the funds to operate tutorials and provide specialized academic assistance to students who face persistent struggles in school. The program will also hire a new staff member to support mentoring relationships as the program expands to serve more students.

Over the last two years, The Oak Foundation has supported BRMA's ongoing academic support work and a project from the UNC School of Education to evaluate the impact of BRMA on the social mobility of its student participants. A full copy of the UNC report will be released in August.

The Oak Foundation is an international organization based in Geneva, Switzerland with their office focused on Learning Differences located here in Chapel Hill.

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