DevTo Support Foundation Provides $25,000 for THINK Together’s Shalimar Teen Center

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This donation will fund a college prep program to help the students prepare for the SAT and ACT exams.

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The DevTo Support Foundation is providing THINK Together with $25,000 that will allow the Shalimar Teen Center in Costa Mesa to continue to offer a comprehensive college preparation program to the low-income teens in that neighborhood.

The program includes innovative online preparation courses for the Scholastic Assessment Test, and the American College Test as well as Algebra I.

These innovative online programs recreate lifelike coaching experience through full interaction and immersion. The online programs also provide differentiated instruction, which empowers students to work through problems from start to finish.

The funding from DevTo Support Foundation will also allow students to attend college field trips. Students will be able to visualize themselves at college campuses, which will encourage them to make their dream of attending college a reality.

THINK Together staff will aide students’ academic achievement and career development. Staff members will also ensure that financial aide education and information is available at the teen center as well for the students and their families.

About THINK Together

THINK Together is one of the leading and largest nonprofit providers of academic support programs (early literacy, after-school, small group tutoring, summer learning, etc.) in the U.S., serving more than 100,000 students across 420 locations in 35 school districts and more than 30 cities across a five-county footprint of Southern California (Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego) plus greater Sacramento. Partnering with school administrators and teachers, its academically oriented programs and dedicated team of 2,500 employees are helping students close the achievement gap. THINK is an acronym: Teaching, Helping, Inspiring and Nurturing Kids. For more information, call 888-485-THINK or visit http://www.THINKtogether.org or http://www.facebook.com/THINKtogether.

About DevTo Support Foundation

The mission of the Dito Devcar Foundation and DevTo Support Foundation is to empower disadvantaged youth to become independent, self-sufficient, and productive community members and to enhance the physical, intellectual, spiritual, and emotional well being of youth, individuals and families in Southern California. The Foundation supports programs in Orange County, the Coachella Valley and surrounding areas that build strong families and communities; provide educational opportunities to disadvantaged and underserved youth; and foster a nurturing and caring environment. These include mentoring and enrichment programs, sports-related programs for youth and drug and alcohol recovery programs. For more information, call 877-968-6328 or visit http://www.ditodevcarfoundation.org

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