The Covenant Academies Foundation (CAF) serves to prevent youth homelessness and youth incarceration by providing educational opportunities and other services, including residential, to dropout, homeless, at-risk and disenfranchised youth. We focus on retention, progress and graduation. Through access to education, support services and community partnerships, the Covenant Academies Foundation offers unconditional love and absolute respect to our most vulnerable youth.
The Covenant Academies Foundation will fulfill its mission of providing educational opportunities to dropout youth who are at great risk. In the spirit of open enrollment, educational services will be offered to all youth who seek help, with a priority of concern and commitment to those for whom are most at risk and no other service is available. We will make every effort to work with their families when applicable. We will collaborate with kindred community agencies and associations and actively participate in community efforts to improve the life situations of our students. We will advocate with and on behalf of our youth to raise awareness in the community that all children and youth have the right to pertinent education, and to love, respect and genuine concern. Our individual and shared philosophy will permeate all our activities in the pursuit of our mission.
what makes us different makes us necessary...
We serve dropout youth; those young adults who are off of the educational radar screen – the unknowns.
We make the unknowns known. We offer a chance for continued education, improved self-worth, enhanced employability, and a traditional high school diploma.
We offer a family-oriented learning environment exhibiting patience, understanding, encouragement, and caring.
Our schools operate year-round; half day sessions; have one staff member for every 14 students enrolled; provide individual counseling; and have no grade-level cohorts.
We work closely with community organizations for their support and input.
We foster strong relationships with civic and business leaders who understand and support the need for a better-educated and trainable workforce.
We train teachers to be parents/teachers. We hire staff from the community who fully understand that their charge is to build trust with students, provide love, hope and an individual support system for those who have never had one.