|Study Skills Academy
In an effort to expand its work benefiting students, the
Naperville Education Foundation (NEF) granted each of the
14 elementary schools $2,000 to institute an after-school
Study Skills Academy. Representing the NEF’s largest
single undertaking ever, the Study Skills Academy is
designed to cultivate solid study habits among
students who need extra help outside
of the classroom. Bolstering
the campaign to help youngsters
become successful, life-long
learners were business partners
SBC Illinois, through funds
provided by the SBC Excelerator
Program (a philanthropic initiative
under the wing of SBC-Illinois,
now AT&T-Illinois); Lucent Technologies;
the Naperville Jaycees.
In February of 2006, COMCAST stepped forward to sponsor the Study Skills Academy program in all five of our junior high schools. Each year since its initial gift in 2006, Comcast has renewed its commitment to the SSA at the junior high level by presenting the NEF with a check for $10,000. Thank you Comcast for your continued support of our students!
In the fall of 2007, through the generous support of our Yuks for Youth3 fundraiser, we were able to expand the Study Skills Academy to the two high schools.
While each Study Skills Academy is a little different, they all typically include 10-15 students (predominantly in grades 3-5) and meet between two and four days per week. The program relies upon the help of school staff, student mentors and community volunteers, including HURRAH members and local corporate sponsor employees.
To find out more about the Study Skills Academy program at your child's elementary school, contact your school's principal.