About Project GRAD

Project GRAD has partnered with Knox County Schools, the community (and now Knox Education Foundation), for nearly two decades to help increase the graduation rate of students in Knoxville’s center city.

Project GRAD operates in Fulton and Austin East High Schools, but the program targets student success throughout their entire academic careers by offering resources and support at the elementary and middle levels to 12 feeder Knox Ed Foundation Community schools.

When the program began in 2001, the high school graduation rate at Project GRAD schools was 50 percent. Today, it’s 83 percent. Postsecondary enrollment has also increased, growing from 30 percent to 56 percent for total graduating classes.

Learn More: Project GRAD Knoxville

While Project GRAD gives students who complete the program a $4,000 college scholarship, there isn’t enough in the budget for an important tool for college: a computer. Now more than any time before, a student’s success depends on access to technology. That’s where you can help. Make a donation today to help buy a laptop for a Project GRAD student. 

This year’s Project GRAD Laptop Telethon will be Wednesday, July 22, 2020, from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., but you give NOW by check or online.

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If you want to pay by check:

Please make your checks payable to KnoxED and mail to:
Project GRAD Knoxville
1100 Marion St., Suite 100
Knoxville, TN 37921

If you want to pay online:

Please use the PayPal button below to make your donation.

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