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The cornerstone of Making It Better is developing relationships...changing the world one life at a time. MIB provides a diverse range of services in collaboration with its many partners. Working with these partners, we address the academic, social an... Read more
The cornerstone of Making It Better is developing relationships...changing the world one life at a time. MIB provides a diverse range of services in collaboration with its many partners. Working with these partners, we address the academic, social and emotional needs of our kids in their own school. Through our Parent Partnership Programs, we provide opportunities for our families to be more connected to their child's education and give them the tools to participate in their child's success.
The individualized attention, academic support and enriching activities provided by MIB have a proven record of success for under-resourced students resulting in improved test scores, increased self esteem, and a decrease in behavioral problems.
Making It Better (MIB) is a local non-profit, founded in 2006 by Jerry Davis, to address the severe disadvantages faced by low income children in the Houston area by providing them with academic intervention, positive activities, and adult role models. MIB works directly with teachers and administrators at each school to identify the needs of each child; thereby enabling tutors to give them individualized support, customizing programs to fit the students' unique needs. MIB is the only agency providing tutoring services at no cost to at-risk children in west Houston.
Making It Better offers a variety of programs that are tailored to meet the needs of each campus. Whether our program is academic or enrichment, delivered during or after school, on a school campus or in an apartment-based program; our student: teacher ratio is always low (4:1 academics and 8:1 enrichment) and our goals are always the same . . . developing relationships and improving self-esteem by sparking creativity, fostering success, developing social skills, and expanding life experiences.
Today's children are tomorrow's business and community leaders. Won't you join us by investing in the future and making it better for the children in our communities?