Through Agape’s school-based initiative, Stars, children and families receive the support they need. Agape has a presence in some of our city’s most underserved areas including Hickory Hill, Raleigh, Frayser and Whitehaven. Through “connectors” who work directly with children and families, we have seen significant improvements – and those improvements have a positive ripple effect on the entire family.
Acceptable attendance in Shelby County is 57%. However, children served by Agape have acceptable attendance of 90-95%.
More than 70% of parents demonstrated an increased investment in their children’s academic outcomes by participating in school meetings and functions
There is a significant decrease in office visits and behavioral issues with children served by Agape
There is nearly a 10% performance increase in literacy and proficiency in math, science and related subjects