U.S. flag

An official website of the United States government, Department of Justice.

Dot gov

The .gov means it’s official.
Federal government websites always use a .gov or .mil domain. Before sharing sensitive information online, make sure you’re on a .gov or .mil site by inspecting your browser’s address (or “location”) bar.


The site is secure.
The https:// ensures that you are connecting to the official website and that any information you provide is encrypted and transmitted securely.

Get Ready - After School Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2005, $295,993)

An Achievable Dream, Inc. (AAD) is a public/private partnership operating within the Newport News, Virginia Public School System whose focus is to provide at-risk students with the skills and tools they will need to complete school and become successful adults, citizens and workers. AAD will continue to address the special needs of the students by implementing an after-school project for selected students. This project will provide students with academic support including tutoring services and recreational activities in a safe and secure environment. Funds from this grant will support the extended day and extended year program at AAD. It is intended that the additional time will assist students in meeting or exceeding state and local standards in the core academic areas and provide safety for students through the extended supervised time. In addition, AAD will contribute to improving the health of students through physical fitness. The target population will be K-8 graders and will serve approximately 750 students.

The goal of the program is to achieve 95% of the students to successfully pass the Virginia Standards of Learning tests and make adequate yearly progress as measured by No Child Left Behind and improved school attendance and behavior. NCA/NCF

An Achievable Dream, Inc. (AAD) operates within the Newport News, Virginia Public School System whose focus is on inner-city, disadvantaged, youth in K-12. AAD will continue to provide programs that integrate strong academic, social and moral components during after-school and a year long for those selected students. Funds from this grant will support five activities that will further achieve the project's goal of improving students' academic performance, instilling positive habits, values and aspirations. Progress will be measured by tracking participation in activities and monitoring achievement on state assessment tests, behavioral violations, attendance, retention and graduation.

Date Created: September 13, 2005