NHS Foundation for Excellence is pleased to announce it has received a $10,000 grant from the Scott Hudgens Family Foundation. The Scott Hudgens Family Foundation grant award will be used specifically for After School Matters (ASM).
Entering its 7th year, ASM is an NHS teacher-led after-school tutoring and mentoring program for academically at-risk 9th and 10th graders. The program meets three times a week from 2:30 pm through 5:00 pm. In 2018-19, 169 students were enrolled in ASM. The overall goal of this program is to improve grades and raise graduation rate, preparing students for a career, military service or post-secondary education. The personal focus provided in ASM helps ensure the success of these students, and supports the mission of the NHS Foundation for Excellence.
An ASM student said, “ASM provides the opportunity to build positive relationships centered on academic success and hard work. Some of our students do not have access to positive adult mentoring or to technology beyond this program, so ASM provides vital resources students need to be successful.”
Scott Hudgens, a World War II veteran who lived and worked in Gwinnett County, Georgia, supported many local charities during his lifetime. It was his wish that this support continue after his death through a foundation that would focus its efforts primarily on the continuing and evolving needs of the Gwinnett County community, and secondarily on the metropolitan Atlanta community and the state of Georgia.