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N.U.L.I.T.E.S. Program 

The National Urban League’s Education Department is committed to students and their academic excellence. The National Urban League Incentives to Excel and Succeed is an education initiative aimed at promoting and maintaining high standards of education, charters and leadership qualities. The program is designed to enhance the social, academic and life skills development of African American youth grades 6-8.
 
N.U.L.I.T.E.S. curriculum is centered around four basic modules:
  • High School Preparation
  • Financial Literacy
  • STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math)
  • Health and Wellness

For more information contact:
Danielle S. Parker
Senior Manager of Education
Chicago Urban League
4510 S. Michigan Avenue
Office 773.451.3573 | Fax 773.285.7772
Email: dparker@thechicagourbanleague.org
 
Schools/Partners
  • Eilhu Yale Elementary
  • Deneen School of Excellence
  • Benjamin Mays Academy

Features
  • N.U.L.I.T.E.S. has a chapter in nearly every major city in America.
  • Teaches financial literacy with a focus on developing future entrepreneurs
  • Interactive lessons include topics such as: time management, study skills, consumer awareness, conflict resolution, test preparation, goal setting and budgeting
  • Youth development activities and events include educational field trips, community service events and life skills development
  • Stresses seven primary success principles: respect, strive, work, care, promote, create, and celebrate
  • In 2012 the Chicago Urban League's Education Department, with the support of Career Education Corporation and Microsoft, introduced a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) focus to the spring and summer programming.

Acceptance Criteria
Students must be in grades 6-8, at one of the elementary schools mentioned above. Students must have good attendance, and behavior with either improving or above average grades. Students are also required to meet the approval of teachers and administrators.
 
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Supported by
Career Education Corporation Microsoft Corporation