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Meet the Founder

Dr. Janice Dawson-Threat

Our Mission

Our Vision

Our Values

To motivate students to learn, to stimulate academic curiosity, and to increase confidence in the practice of problem-solving.

To narrow the opportunity gap and increase equity by reducing the barriers that inhibit success in and out of school.

All children can learn to do well when given the support, the encouragement, and the confidence.


Formally known as For His Glory, Incorporated., the 501c3 non-profit organization was founded by Dr. Janice Dawson-Threat and Reverend Wesley G. Threat (emeritus) in 2000 as an educational space for the youth of Columbia, MO to flourish in spite of economic inequity. Over the past two decades, the program has grown to empower numerous families and was re-envisioned as Grade A Plus, Incorporated. in 2017.


Rooted in love for community and investments in youth, Grade A Plus, Inc.'s primary focus is to service and uplift marginalized families and children in Mid-Missouri through educational support and enrichment, advocacy, and resource distribution. Families enrolled with the program represent a vast diversity in background along socioeconomic status, race or ethnicity, gender, immigration status, and religion. To build a community through service and education, Learn To Do Well is the program motto.

Learn more about our partnership with the Office of Service Learning and the College of Education and Human Development at the University of Missouri - Columbia HERE.


Grade A Plus, Incorporated offers Academic Support and Enrichment programs to youth in Mid-Missouri by fostering a connection to the community through service and learning. The programs encourage students to learn through academic curiosity and build their confidence in and out of school. 

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