AAADO Programs


Grand Rapids Academic Enrichment Center of Innovations (“GRAECI”)

Mission is to leverage a micro infrastructure that promote change academically, restore hope through Christian values, and unify holistically by engagement of students, parents, and community leaders.

  • Our GRAECI Pilot is a Schools of Hope After-School initiative and based on the successful, research-based Youth Education for Tomorrow (YET) model from Philadelphia.
  • Over the last 5 years, children who participated for the full program year achieved an average of over 1.2 years of reading growth

GRAECI Literacy Initiative

  • The model provides a balanced literacy approach and incorporates five components that are critical for literacy development.
  • Read Aloud
  • Shout Out (Oral Comprehension)
  • Writing
  • Vocabulary
  • Independent Reading using the 100 Book Challenge

GRAECI Extra Curriculum Enrichment Final Assessment Projects

Summer Learning with Middle School and High School Students

  • Filming Projects
  • NASA Stem Research
  • Civic Performance
  • Literary Arts
  • Khan Academy
  • Literacy Enrichment
  • Media Smart

AAADO GRAECI College Tours & Preparedness Initiative

  • AAADO Educational Exploratory Adventures. The rigorous arts-infused academic program will prepare the students for college.
  • Through systematic education programs, social emotional curriculum and high levels of parent involvement will serve as a model of how students who may be on track to become “high school drop outs” will instead become college graduates.

African American Children & Families Forecast

  •  3.6% African American population in the city of Holland
  •  Only 3% Proficient in Math, Science, and Reading
  • The numbers above are staggering and AAADO promise a significant outcome by raising the bar by 2020

AAADO GRAECI Sponsorship & Partnerships

Corporate contributions and individual contributions are needed. AAADO/Juneteenth is a 501c (3) nonprofit organization, and Charitable Trust.  Your donations are tax deductible.

Tax ID # 46-1774183 Contributions can be made to: AAADO/Juneteenth of Holland.  P.O. Box 1131 Holland, Michigan 49422 Ph. 616-610-5146