TFBT Club Program
TFBT Club programs are in each of the Troy City Schools elementary buildings and Van Cleve 6th Grade Building. In weekly mentorship meetings, Club students, learn leadership and life skills to guide their academic path. Students who need temporary/ongoing intervention apply in the fall in grade four and are enrolled into the program by school staff. The program promotes self-esteem, develops manners, fosters family support and teaches valuable life skills.
TFBT Club Family Events
Family Events bring TFBT parents and students together for fun activities, education, and introduction to outstanding community resources. This was developed to promote family engagement at no cost to the students. TFBT builds partnerships with other local academic support organizations such as the Lincoln Community Center, Partners in Hope, Troy Miami County Public Library and more to share with families the full spectrum of student support available to them near home. Donors and volunteers make our highly-attended events possible for our TFBT families!
Homework Helper Program
TFBT Homework Helper program provides necessary resources, facilitators and a school environment for Troy students to complete their homework. TFBT recognizes that to be successful, students must stay on top of their homework and show discipline and responsibility with their assignments. TFBT provides skilled staff to guide students with their work during the school year for students grades 4 through 11. Contact your school office in the fall for more information!
Lunch Buddy Program
Our Lunch Buddy program is one of our earliest programs and has significant impact on many students. Adult mentors are paired with students in grades 4th, 5th and 6th and enjoy lunch together one day a month. This relationship creates opportunities for the Lunch Buddy to talk with the students about their futures and to connect them with an adult who will support and encourage them. Students find themselves thinking about college and aspirations for their future. Lunch Buddies are rewarded with smiles and gratitude as they meet with their students regularly. Some Lunch Buddies even make opportunities to take their Lunch Buddy to museums, shows, sporting events or to spectate at the student’s activities. Those who volunteer as a Lunch Buddy feel genuinely rewarded by the impact that this program has on a child. Parents of students in the Lunch Buddy program comment on the positive influence the program has on their student.
Last Dollar Grant Program
Up to $2,500 a year is awarded to Troy graduates who display financial need when pursuing post-secondary training or academics. More than $630,000 has been awarded since 2000! Students tell us that the last dollars grant program made the difference in their ability to continue their education.
The Washington Post report states, “A growing number of children start kindergarten already trailing their more privileged peers and rarely, if ever, catch up. They are less likely to have support at home, are less frequently exposed to enriching activities outside of school, and are more likely to drop out and never attend college.” They are, overall, less likely to succeed.
TFBT addresses these needs. Our funding and mentorship programs play a very important role in the lives of our students.
“I am so thankful for all of your efforts to change the lives of these students.”
-Sabrina Dunham, TFBT Club alumna, LDG recipient & trustee