message from the leadership teamInnovating education
Since its inception in 2011, Philosophy Kids tutors have helped hundreds of underserved students in New York City, Philadelphia, and, for this last year, around the United States. We are surely making a difference in the lives of our students and families. The 2018-2019 school year proved to be another successful year, as we tutored over 120 students, welcomed 17 new students into our already thriving mentoring program, initiated our exciting new technology venture in San Francisco de Macoris, Dominican Republic, and began a forthcoming chapter in College Station, TX. We bridged the academic achievement gap significantly in 83 percent of our students, accomplished a 90 percent retention rate, and have experienced the satisfaction of proving that all children
regardless of the economic status of their parents, can excel if only given an opportunity.
Indeed it was a year of successes and lessons for Philosophy Kids, thanks to the generous support of a caring group of volunteers and donors like you, who know the dire circumstances in which underserved students live and care enough to make a difference. We salute you and thank you very much for your kindness, your humanity—for caring. Please take a moment to review some highlights from our 2017-2018 school year, our best yet.
Executive Director, 2019