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Aiming to provide high quality supplemental education to students whose families lack the financial means to acquire it, Educational Justice strives to ensure that underserved students have access to the knowledge and tools necessary to pursue higher education, a successful career, and an academically-enriched life.
Educational Justice is an organization of social justice-minded educators and volunteers dedicated to providing exceptional supplemental academic instruction free-of-charge to underserved students.
Our EJ Scholars have earned over $215,000 in college scholarships, participated in Kentucky’s highly selective Governor’s Scholars Program, and gained acceptance into prestigious universities across the country.
Students who completed our ACT Strategy Course saw a wide range of improvements to their ACT test-taking ability. Participants in the program not only raised their confidence and competence about the test, but also significantly boosted their scores by an average of 4-10 points!
Other programs include our highly effective Math Boot Camp and our innovative linguistics-based test prep program at Louisville’s West End School. In 2012, Educational Justice launched its newest program, EJ Activists, which aims to harness the academic expertise of bright, service-minded high school students to further our mission of combating educational inequity.
Recognizing that substantially fewer educational opportunities are available to students of low socioeconomic status than their more privileged peers, Educational Justice endeavors to innovate practical solutions aimed at closing the opportunity gap in education. By implementing these solutions, Educational Justice strives not only to expand the equalizing power of education to underserved students and their families, but also to end educational inequity by creating and inspiring a new generation of zealous advocates for social justice.
The EJ Activists Program is an opportunity for High School students to apply their own skills and knowledge towards eliminating educational inequity. Selected high school students are given the opportunity to mentor and tutor at the Middle School level, filling in missed concepts and learning gaps for those students.
The EJ Achievers Program joins professional tutors and educators of the highest caliber with students who would otherwise not be able to afford such tutoring. The Program, which is provided at no cost to the students or their families, endeavors not only to address any learning gaps but also to develop the knowledge and the concepts needed to succeed in high school and beyond.
The EJ Scholars Program was designed to meet the needs of students with an extraordinary and proven desire to excel academically. The Program, which is both rigorous and comprehensive, is designed to provide highly driven students with an equal chance in the college admissions process and in scholarship competitions.
Educational Justice relies heavily on the support of the community and of like-minded individuals to continue to provide life-changing opportunities for the students we serve. A donation to Educational Justice, whether of money or time, will ensure that our students receive the highest quality tutoring and that additional students will be able to participate in EJ programs.
A monetary contribution to EJ is the easiest and most helpful way to support us in our mission.
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The cornerstone of Educational Justice is the extremely high quality of the educators and tutors who dedicate themselves to our students. We are always looking for educators who are not only highly effective and inspiring but are also motivated to play a vital role in the intellectual development of our youth.
If you are interested in being part of the Educational Justice effort, we invite you to apply to become an EJ tutor.
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