Branches provides life-changing opportunities for working families to help them and their children break the cycle of generational poverty. Their program areas that serve children and youth focus on student achievement, and their Achieve programs focus on financial stability services for families and individuals.
Branches’ focus is on student achievement, family services, and financial wellness and their programs serve children, youth, adults and families through three respective program areas:
Our $1,000 donation is supporting the activities of Climb to College & Career that creates opportunities for youth from low-income backgrounds to prepare for post-secondary success through intensive SAT/ACT prep, mentoring, financial education, academic tutoring & support, and life skills development. An example of their impact is that in just the past two years, their students have increased their SAT scores by 19% enabling them to gain entry into more competitive universities and qualifying for more grants and scholarships. Most recently, one of the Branches students was accepted to and offered a full scholarship to Yale University! Here is a link to a brief video showing her reaction at the moment she found out she had been accepted to Yale: https://youtu.be/9o4Y-BLs2rY