FOCUS - Lyford Cay Foundation
Forward, Onward to College, Upward to Success. = FOCUSFOCUS is an out-of-school-time, tuition-free enrichment programme aimed at preparing public school students of demonstrated potential and need for college readiness and access. Students begin the programme the summer after Grade 4, and are supported throughout their school career. Our expectation is that they will eventually become the first generation in their family to achieve post-secondary education.
FOCUS also supports teachers in training. The majority of interns are University of The Bahamas (UB), School of Education majors, who will eventually be teaching in the country’s public school system. Our programmes are designed to yield palpable, long-term results. Each programme is aimed at providing learning opportunities for Bahamian children, young adults, families, and communities who will benefit the most.
FOCUS serves 300 students in grades 5 through 12 and employs more than 30 part-time staff, in the form of interns, coaches, counselors and team leaders.