Partnering with cutting-edge programs to get results for our children.

Through the Special Initiatives program, Bright Promises Foundation partners with innovative, up-and-coming projects that have laid the groundwork to address a critical need for young people in their community – but need additional support to bring their vision to life.

Bright Promises sponsors cutting-edge programs, equipping them with the financial tools and start-up support they need to get off the ground and reach their highest potential in the work that they do to serve youth.

Current Initiatives

Prep to Succeed

Prep to Succeed is a pilot project that creates equal educational opportunities for inner-city students.

Prep to Succeed matches high-school students preparing for college entrance exams with tutors to ensure that each student is prepared and ready to take their exams. Recently, Prep to Succeed completed its inaugural semester of ACT tutoring.

Twelve students from the southwest side of Chicago participated in the ten-week program, meeting with their tutor each Saturday morning. The scores demonstrated substantial improvement, with the average student’s score increasing 2.625 points

Prep to Succeed has plans to expand its services to more students.

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