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NAACP National Education Program strives to ensure that all students have access to an equal and high-quality public education by eliminating education-related racial and ethnic disparities in our public schools.

The Back-to-School/Stay-in-School Program has been in existence for over 25 years in the Springfield Branch NAACP. The Back-to-School/Stay-in-School Program was created in response to alarming high school dropout rates. Understanding the correlation between education and life-long earnings and the need to maximize the human potential. The program’s goals are to increase the human potential and the number of skilled and literate African American youth graduating from high school by providing them with mentoring, tutoring, remedial assistance and incentives for maintaining regular attendance.



Report Card 2020

  • We had 3 Seniors graduate from the BTS/SIS Program
  • Enrollment: 44 students were enrolled at the BTS/SIS Program for the 2019/2020 school year.

Report Card 2019

  • We had 7 Seniors graduate from the BTS/SIS Program.
  • Enrollment: 42 students were enrolled at the BTS/SIS Program for the 2018-2019 school year.

Report Card 2018

  • We had 6 Seniors graduate from the BTS/SIS Program.
  • Enrollment: 38 students were enrolled at the BTS/SIS Program for the 2017-2018 school year.

The NAACP works to ensure that every disadvantaged student and student of color graduates ready for college or a career by ensuring access to great teaching, fair discipline, equitable resources and challenging curriculum. We are dedicated to eliminating the severe racial inequities that continue to plague our education system. Our ultimate goal is that every student of color receives a quality public education that prepares him or her to be a contributing member of a democracy.

To achieve these goals, the Education Committee of the national board, in concert with education chairs and leaders from across the Association, have settled upon a four-prong strategy to improve educational achievement for disadvantaged students:

  • Increasing Resource Equity: Target funds to neediest kids
  • Ensuring College & Career Readiness : A path to success after graduation for all students
  • Improving Teaching: Growing our own great teachers now in underserved communities
  • Improving Discipline: Eliminate zero tolerance; keep kids in school* All applied to turnaround schools

Coordinator: Tim Allen