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The partnership between Governor Mitch Daniels and Boys & Girls Clubs of Indianapolis has proved to be beneficial to students throughout the city. During the first year of the partnership, participants in the "Mitch's Kids" program have increased their scores by one grade level in both math and reading.
"Mitch's Kids" focuses on homework help and tutoring. The program provides Club members with the support, resources and guidance necessary to complete their homework - and start the school day with a sense of confidence and ability.
Daniels has provided the "Mitch's Kids" program in Boys & Girls Clubs across the state with $1 million in federal money to help increase enrollment in educational programs. His goal is to enroll 5,000 youth statewide in the program. TANF eligible children ages 5-14 are the focus of "Mitch's Kids".
Daniels has also implemented another aspect to the program, requiring students to learn about possible careers.
Results of the program show how well it is working:
92% of participants feel the program helps them do better in school
92% of participants have learned about different kinds of jobs
82% of parents have seen improvement in their child's grades in school
For more information on Mitch's Kids, please contact Lana Taylor at (317) 356-2308.
Mitch's Kids in Indiana map (click here for a larger image in PDF format)