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Empowering Children Through Community Based Education

Providing  Opportunities for  Learning

Join Our Efforts to Make a Difference


Our Story

Grade A Plus is a community based, nonprofit organization in Columbia, Missouri. We believe that every child deserves a quality education and GAP helps to augment that by providing high-impact, high dosage, quality time for each child enrolled. As a community-based program, we join with the family to support the pursuit of success in and out of school!
We gather the resources and provide the support needed to thrive through after school academic support and enrichment experiences that range from STEM activities, athletic development, and the
arts. GAP provides solid mentoring experiences through its Positive Youth Development series for 3rd -8th graders and its Employment Opportunity Program (EOP) for 9th -12th graders. Through
our partnerships with the schools and other community partners, we successfully reach children
and their families to create brighter futures, to reduce barriers, and to generate a healthy and
happy learning community.


Our Mission

We seek to empower children and their families by including them in the developmental process and determining the focus for the services needed. We believe that education is a key component for breaking the cycle of poverty, creating positive social and learning communities, and increasing understanding of our own communities through learning together. We are committed to helping children reach their full potential and
to achieve their dreams with the support of their community.

Get Involved

There are many ways to become involved and support the GAP mission. Whether you're interested in volunteering, donating, or simply spreading the word about the GAP organization, your support can make a real difference in the lives of children in our community. 

In the Classroom

Latest News

Stay up-to-date with our latest news and events. From fundraisers to community outreach programs, there's always something happening at Grade A Plus Inc. Join our mailing list to receive regular updates and learn how you can get involved.

Teacher and Student
A Look Inside GAP- Video created by Daniel Reed 

What Our Community Says

“Grade A Plus Inc has truly changed the lives of so many children in our community. Their dedication to providing opportunities for all is truly inspiring.”

Nora Jacobs, Teacher

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