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Myleena R
2439 E. 55th
(Cleveland Central Neighborhood )
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the project

Oftentimes, underachievement presents itself because of the scarcity of a student’s basic needs, such as food and supplies. Teen Excellence is endeavoring to raise $500 to help underwrite our initiative. Support will directly affect disadvantaged youth in the Cleveland central neighborhood. The funds will assist with activities throughout the year that lead up to our end of year post-secondary achievement celebration that we refer to as  “College Signing Day” Moreover, the funds will assist with food that students will need when school lunch is not an option. The supplies will assist with test achievement for the students and will alleviate the spending of personal funds from our volunteers. 


the steps

October - December = Distribute school supplies for ACT Testing and as needed. 

June - August = Order food and snacks for students during college and career activities during the Summer. 

why we're doing it

Cleveland's working-age adults (25-64) have consistently earned post secondary credentials at lower rates than their national, state and county peers (US Census, 2016) there are over twice as many high school dropouts in Cleveland than bachelor's degree holders (22.5% compared to 9.8%) Degree attainment effects employment and wages, degree holders are more often employed at higher salaries than non-degree holders (BLS 2017) the college and career preparedness program address each of these needs. According to the 2017 American Community Service 5-year estimates, over 50% of the Cleveland central neighborhood’s population is African American and 73.9 % is impoverished (US Census, 2016). In effort to combat these barriers, we have a mentoring program that match students and adult professionals who are currently in the workforce and or college. The college and career preparedness program strengthens the connection between students and the job market through career shadowing. Each student shadow their mentor once every 3 months and a board member oversee their progress every 6 months.


Pens, Pencils, Notebooks, Highlighters, Correction Tape, Sticky Notes and Calculators - $200.00

Food and Snacks in the summer when school lunch is not provided - $100.00

Whiteboard and Scent Free Dry Erase Markers - $200.00



ioby Platform Fee waived

ioby Donation Processing Fee (3%) $15



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