In the United States, it’s no secret that there is massive inequality when it comes to access to academic resources for students from different socioeconomic backgrounds. The mission of Streamline Tutors’ Smarty Scholars program is to make transformative instruction available to as many students as possible.
We are working directly with college counselors at Baltimore City Public Schools to identify disadvantaged students who have stellar academic records, but whose standardized test scores don’t reflect their full potential. We provide those students with free access to the entire transformative experience of our five-month test-prep program. Our goal is simple: get students from lower income backgrounds into elite colleges with full rides and the support network to see them through to graduation.
One-on-one tutoring is the most effective academic intervention there is. Helping students perform well on test day can shift the entire trajectory of their academic and professional lives. You can help us release the untapped intellectual resources of America’s underserved students, propelling our country into the global economy of the 21st century.
Who is eligible?
SmartyScholars need to meet the following criteria:
- Unweighted GPA of 3.5 or higher
- Minimum score of 500 on each section of the PSAT
- Combined family income of $80,000 or less
Priority consideration will go to first-generation college students.
How you can help
SmartyScholars, Inc. (“SS”) is a Maryland nonprofit corporation operating through a fiscal sponsorship with Players Philanthropy Fund (Federal Tax ID: 27-6601178), a Maryland charitable trust with federal tax-exempt status as a public charity under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions to SS are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.