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Children are more successful when raised in a supportive environment, which is why we've designed our program with both students and parents in mind.

A Message from our Executive Director

Welcome! We are delighted that you are interested in The G.I.F.T.4.S (Giving Individuals Fundamental Tools 4 Success) Academy, which was established through the generosity of  The Michael Finley Foundation.


Our  goal is to provide students with a structured learning environment to better prepare them for the school years ahead. Upon high school graduation, our students receive either a scholarship or funding towards their career choice. 

As we move boldly into the future, we are dedicated to building future leaders of America.

Jean Moore, Executive Director

Why G.I.F.T.4.S?

The Mission

To provide students and their families with fundamental skills and tools to achieve their personal and professional objectives. The G.I.F.T.4.S. Academy is a 3-week intensive program for students in grades 3rd through 8th. The Academy focuses on the core subjects, computer literacy, health and wellness, and fine arts. In addition, parents participate in educational workshops ranging from financial literacy to parenting skills. Qualified teachers, counselors, coaches, volunteers, and staff provide the information to help participants and their families achieve a high level of excellence. An interview with the student and parent will be scheduled for a later date after the application is processed. *A one time $25 application fee is required prior to acceptance into The Academy.

Family Empowerment

Our holistic approach to education transcends beyond the classroom and includes life-skills coaching for both students and their families.

Merit Based Admissions

We accept students regardless of race, gender, creed, or
socio-economic background. 


Our program is financial supported by The Michael Finley Foundation; participants only pay a minimal application fee.

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