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The mission of Genuine Academy, Inc. is to use an innovative curriculum and progressive teaching techniques to change the lives of the under-served youth in at-risk communities across the state of Georgia. By tailoring the curriculum to fit the student’s specific needs, we'll provide a platform for them to explore their creativity and develop a sense of purpose.
Genuine Academy is an in-school mentor program designed to create a more enjoyable learning experience for students. The curriculum focuses on character development, financial literacy, communication, and entrepreneurship. We work with students on a bye weekly and weekly basis based on the school’s needs. In most cases, the mentor to student ration is no more then 1:8. The contact time is split into two 30 minute sessions. The first half is catered to academics with an emphasis on interactive activities and the other period is Q&A that allows the kids to speak on some of the issues they deal with outside of school.
Each mentor, goes through a federal background check before entering the program. At that point, the mentor is assigned a designated school and a group of students that are most in need. The students are assessed at the beginning and end the session to evaluate our measurable impact. We prefer the students to have the same mentor until they leave the school, to give the students a consistent presence that they can trust. At the end of the term, the school will often allow us to address a larger group of students in an assembly.