This fall, in partnership with the Fayetteville Education Foundation, Gable launched a campaign for the establishment of the Gable Sloan Fund for Increased Academic Opportunity. Once established, the Fund will be distributed annually through grants that provide a strategic investment in programs that lift up the most vulnerable students in the District.
The impact of poverty on academic achievement
Gable's project is an endeavor to raise awareness about the realities and impact of poverty on academic achievement.
- Many children from low-income families begin school already far behind. Low-income children are less likely to read to or have access to books, or high-quality early care, and/or pre-kindergarten programs
- Low-income students have less access to transportation to school, lower attendance rates, fatigue (may fall asleep in class), and lack participation in after-school activities and field trips.
- There is a significant lower enrollment in Advanced Placement classes and lower standardized tests results for children of low-income families.