Having finished our third academic year at jumpAgrade, we get huge satisfaction from looking back on the progress students have made with us over the past school year.
When we started jumpAgrade, we knew there was a better way for students to get help preparing for exams than ‘grinds’. But we quickly realised this was just the tip of the iceberg; that the inequity that’s caused by grinds was a problem too big to ignore.
With 50% of all Leaving Cert students getting grinds & the majority of those coming from more affluent backgrounds, the gap is only widening. The knock-on effect can be seen in progression rates to third-level; 90-100% of students from Dublin 2, 4 & 7 progress to college, whereas the progression rate in Dublin 17 is just 15%.
Our teachers love to see all students, regardless of ability, location or family background, get the chance to improve by working with them on a 1-to-1 level through jumpAgrade. When amazing people driven by an ambitious social purpose come together and are aligned to having a lasting impact, incredible things can happen.
In recognition of this impact, jumpAgrade were announced as Social Entrepreneur Ireland Award winners for 2019. It is amazing to see the social impact recognised at a national, and this has helped drive the next stage of our growth to continually improve the quality of service students receive and to scale our impact to more students so that every young person can fulfil their potential.
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