This was a year round program that launched in the summer of 2016. Beginning fall of 2019, the school-year portion was discontinued however, these students participate in a *four-week summer program (*summer 2021 programs will be shortened due to the pandemic and will not be four-weeks). The primary objective is to help students prepare for success in high school. The focus is on academic preparation in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, etc. Additional enrichments are included to broaden the scholars’ worldview. Participating scholars are rising 7th – 12th graders.


Our mission is to "prepare Academy scholars for success in high school." This mission is fulfilled in three ways:


1. Showing Support - Building trusting relationships between scholars, families, volunteers, interns, and staff is our first priority and step toward preparing scholars for being successful in their future.


2. Empowered Education - Scholars are given opportunities for shared leadership within the program, and are encouraged to take ownership of their education, their capacity to learn, and ability to be engaged citizens.

3. Providing Nourishment - In addition to providing healthful snacks during the school year and two meals during the summer program, the Academy seeks to nourish the whole individual by fostering personal growth. 

SML Good Neighbors Academy