Enhancing Youth for Education Success EYES
Special analyses by the National Center for Education Statistics in 2009 and 2011 showed that black and Hispanic students trailed their white peers by an average of more than 20 test-score points on the NAEP math and reading assessments at 4th and 8th grades, a difference of about two grade levels. These gaps persisted even though the score differentials between black and white students narrowed between 1992 and 2007 in 4th grade math and reading and 8th grade math (NCES, 2009, 2011).
We believe at MHO that necessities and toiletries should not impact children and transitional age youth from meeting their academic needs. With our EYES (Enhancing Youth for Education Success) program we provide necessities and resources to enhance academic success for youth in low income communities and underprivileged schools. This school based program for 2014 has focused on the following cities within Los Angeles County; Watts, Compton, and Pomona.
These goals are achieved by the following sub programs that we offer at Mothers Helping Others:
1. Dorm Box
2. Backpack Drive
3. Holiday Extravaganza
Please view the appropriate tab to read more about the individual programs.