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 Collaboratoring Partners 


2nd Missionary Baptish Church
2nd Missionary Baptist Church has been allowing Grade A Plus a space to operate since 2007. They have been a long supporter of the mission of Grade A Pl
us. Their mission is "To proclaim a gospel message of salvation to the lost, sanctification for believers and service to our community." 2ndmbc enables GAP to have a consistent, warm, and stable location for operating the program since 2007.  The church also provides transportation support to allow children to be picked up from home and brought to the site for services and activities. 

Army Ants

A FIRST® Robotics Competition team from Columbia, MO, the team consists of high school student members from 4 local schools as well as homeschoolers. Established as the Columbia Educational Robotics Foundation (CERF), a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, the team currently resides on the University of Missouri - Columbia campus and assists with promoting robotics for kids of all ages in the Boone County area. The Army Ants have collaborated with Grade A Plus, Inc. to program Robotics & Engineering activities under the guidance of Dr. Kevin Gillis, professor and chair at the College of Engineering at MU. 

University of Missouri - Columbia

Grade A Plus, Inc. is partnered with various offices, departments, and colleges as a host site for college students enrolled in Service Learning and Field Experience courses at Mizzou. Studying for degrees related to business, education, human development, mathematics, and natural sciences, College Student Volunteers are a large support of the Academic Support and Enrichment Program for their volunteer services in academic tutoring, enrichment leadership, marketing development, and youth mentoring.

Columbia Art League (CAL)

Columbia Art League is an organization that believes in providing the community with an environment to experience visual arts through exhibitions, education, appreciation, promotion and creation of art. Through the Emerging Artist Mentorship Program, middle and high school students may apply and interview for a spot to protégé a professional adult artist. The mentorship program begins in January of each year, in which students create and develop a portfolio to display in a Summer Art Gallery at Columbia Art League.

Writer's Block, LLC.

Under the leadership of Brittany Hilderbrand, of Writer's Block, LLC., students enrolled may join The Writing Center enrichment program to develop and strengthen their voices through written work. This semester will empower students in The Writing Center to learn how to find their voice on social media using journalistic tools on some of their favorite platforms. The program will not only build confidence in their writing skills, but also showoff their inner superstar. 

Powerhouse Community Development Corporation 
Engaging, educating, equipping and empowering people to live with purpose
PHC enables GAP to provide the Monthly Food Box program to families that request support and provides vehicle support for transporting youth to on-site programs and activities. 

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