Golden Diversity, Inc. is an organization that provides mentoring and tutoring to adjudicated and at-risk youth, between the ages of 10-17 in the Washington DC metropolitan area. Our mission is to connect our young people with committed mentors and tutors that will inspire them to unlock their full potential.
Our individualized student development plans allow tutors and mentors opportunities to identify and target students needs and support their academic and socio-emotional growth process. Golden diversity provides students the tools to meet the following goals:
Identify areas of growth academically and provide intervention services.
Determine socio-emotional growth areas, risk patterns and modify daily behaviors.
Identify students career and passionate interests and provide educational resources.
Supplement all academic learning with applicable hands on experiences.
The goal of Golden Diversity's tutoring program is to identify students' specific growth areas and guide students through knowledge gaps to help THEM become more independent and motivated learners. Our tutors work with students to identify areas of interest in learning and establish aligned goals for personal and academic success.
Racial and ethnic inequality in education has a long and persistent history in the United States. Beginning in 1954, however, when the Supreme Court ruled in Brown v. Board of Education that racial segregation of public schools was unconstitutional, some progress has been made in improving racial educational disparities. But that progress has been slow, uneven, and incomplete.
One key set of measures of racial educational equality are racial achievement gaps—differences in the average standardized test scores of white and black or white and Hispanic students. Achievement gaps are one way of monitoring the equality of educational outcomes.
There are 46, 191 students in the District’s public schools, with about 79 percent African American, 12 percent Hispanic, 7 percent white and 2 percent self-declared “other.”Overall, the District placed at or near the bottom of the 21 cities in the study in scores for math and reading in the fourth and eighth grades; Washington tied with Detroit for last place in eighth-grade reading.