Since 1975, Greater Enrichment Program (GEP) has served more than 10,000 at-risk elementary-aged children in the community by providing a quality after-school enrichment program. Students are given academic, cultural and social instruction in a safe and loving environment. Additional learning opportunities are offered to students and families through GEP’s partnerships with more than 20 community organizations. GEP is a licensed after-school program that operates at three sites in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools.
GEP operates Monday through Friday during the school year and hosts a learning academy during the summer. All services, including transportation, are of no cost to GEP participants. By providing support to the whole family, GEP helps children gain knowledge, confidence and character to achieve their personal best in school and in their community.
GEP is about more than just homework and tutoring. The program provides a safe learning environment with healthy snacks and cultural opportunities that the children might not otherwise have. Parents and guardians are encouraged to participate in GEP programs that teach parenting skills, help eliminate the stigma of illiteracy and increase awareness of school standards and a child's educational needs.
Greater Enrichment Program is supported primarily through a grant from the City of Charlotte's Neighborhood and Business Services. The program also relies on grants, tax-deductible financial donations and in-kind gifts from foundations, individuals and corporations to sustain important programs and services.
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