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M7E Logo 600The M7 Education and Entrepreneur Center (M7E) was created to become the engine to drive the mission of Mana 7 Charities, a 501(c)(3) organization founded in 2014.  Building upon the initial objective of serving P/K-12 youth, M7E expanded the scope of its operation in 2016 to offer adult education programs that drive social and economic development in our communities.

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Mana 7 Charities Executive Summary

Mana 7 Charities is a nonprofit agency providing after-school, mentoring, and community programs as well as fostering and building charter schools for kindergarten through high school youth. These programs will form partnerships with local established entities, school districts and the charter school systems throughout the country. Mana 7 Charities’ vision is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote pro-social friendships, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in the future. Only through personal, family and community relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on a path to adulthood through higher education and a sense of responsibility to their community.

The mission of Mana 7 Charities is to identify underrepresented, low income, and underprivileged students who are on the path to a turbulent transition to adulthood and offer a positive support system to avoid the pitfalls that can derail their lives. The focus is slightly different with each program whether it be mentoring or a charter school, but the goal remains the same; empower the young person to make positive choices in his/her life.

Over time, Mana 7 Charities will create a learning environment that will be an invaluable resource to young people, aspiring mentors, school districts and communities.

Strategies

Mana 7 Charities was established to provide academic choice through after-school, mentoring, and community programs as well as charter schools for underprivileged, underrepresented and low income students. The agency creates partnerships with the local school districts, state organizations and other non-profit entities. Mana 7 Charities will setup four distinct programs:

  • After-School Programs: These programs will focus on tutoring to help close any achievement gaps that exist, elementary school math projects that aid school day learning, science project learning classes and for the secondary school college academic advisory for struggling subjects, extra-curricular activities, and ACT/SAT prep courses.
  • Mentoring: We feel the more coaches or mentors that are available to help students, the more successful the student.  If the student is struggling in a particular subject this program will give them the opportunity to work one-on-one with a coach or mentor to help them understand the concept in which they are struggling.
  • Community: Establish community programs that help not only students but also help parents of students who may not understand the K-12 educational system; establish programs that help immigrant families navigate the K-12 educational system; establish programs in the community that promote healthy living.
  • Charter Schools and Tech Schools: The focus of the schools is aimed at underrepresented, low-income and underprivileged students.  Students will be given the opportunity to feel a school community that is truly concerned about their academic, social and physical welfare.  Students will be able to eat three meals (breakfast, lunch and dinner), have their non-academic concerns met and engage with educators who understand them and are interested in what is best for them. The main goal is to close the achievement gap between underprivileged, underrepresented, low-income students and their top performing student counterparts. It will take a caring approach starting with the Board of Directors, Administrators and Teachers as well advisors, paraprofessionals and all who work or are associated with these schools.

Our mission and plan is enduring.  We believe in the potential and virtue of all students.  By directing their value as individuals in their educational pursuits, we can bridge achievement gaps, help achieve graduation in higher education and provide hope and stability in their future.

 

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