Branches Partners with Macy’s to Help At-Risk Children Succeed

One-on-one homework help and tutoring make all the difference.

“We are honored to partner with Macy’s. They are a valued corporate partner and are truly making an incredible impact in our Greater Miami community,” said Brent McLaughlin, Executive Director of Branches, Inc.

Branches, Inc. has been partnering with Macy’s for over five years to improve the lives of children and youth in Greater Miami. Most recently, Branches, Inc. was awarded a grant of $5,000 to support its Branches South Miami Grow children’s program.

The Branches Grow Program serves elementary students preparing them for lifelong success through enrichment of their minds, bodies and hearts. Engagement with the students begins after school with tutoring and homework help but continues with enrichment including recreational activities, social skill development, mentoring, healthy meals and snacks as well as Summer Shade Camp. The Grow program lays the foundation to make a long-term impact in the lives of children from low-income families by retaining a high percentage of students over many years. Consequently, the learning and the growth that take place in the life of a Branches student in one year becomes the foundation for further personal development and growth the next year. After just a few consistent years of engagement at Branches, students are not only in the mindset of setting goals but they are achieving goals on a regular basis.

Branches is a local non-profit organization based in Miami and primarily focuses on student services and financial stability. Its Grow Program serves elementary students, preparing them for lifelong success. The Climb Program serves middle and high school students, focusing on the development of their…

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