Youth from kindergarten through high school experiencing disadvantages associated with growing up in an environment of high rates of poverty, substance abuse, illiteracy and crime are eligible for this program. Every week, thirty students are encouraged to complete homework and learn good study habits. They participate in the Learning for Life Program, which teaches money and household management, cooking, laundering, and other practical life-long skills to help them become independent, contributing adults.
The Academic Incentive Program helps to encourage youth to maintain a grade point average of 2.0 or above by rewarding them with an annual party. A savings account is established for each older student, which can be used for expenses related to any post-secondary education or enrollment in the military.