Our Mission

Our Purpose

We help disadvantaged children learn.

Our Mission

In the effort to close the economic inequality gap, we collaborate with teachers to provide kid-sized materials, classroom learning tools, and tutoring common in affluent homes and classrooms.

Our Focus

Since the gap is easier to close the younger the child, we focus on kindergarten and first-grade literacy/math and fifth-grade science. We collaborate with teachers to provide additional resources to help economically disadvantaged elementary-age students get caught up to their affluent peers – before they fall even further behind.

Our Vision

Our long-term vision is to consistently have:

  • 90% (or higher) of students performing at grade level by the end of first grade and
  • 80% (or higher) of fifth graders performing at grade level in science.

Meeting these two measurable outcomes will put these elementary children on the road to lifetime success.

Our Goals

Our day-to-day goals are to:
  • Provide our teachers with the resources needed to make classroom time more effective
  • Extend the classroom time by ending the home educational desert
  • Have every child feel confident in his/her ability to learn

Know & Grow will, for many of these students, change their educational trajectories and last a lifetime!

Our Customers

We serve the Northwest Jacksonville public elementary school teachers.  The kindergarten and first-grade teachers have to bring these children further along – or the children are left behind at the beginning of their education.  Collaboration is the key to Know & Grow’s success.

Our Home

Dinsmore Elementary is the perfect home for Know & Grow.  All – yes, 100% – of the children receive a free lunch (Community Eligibility Provision).  Additionally, Dinsmore is one of the most racially diverse public elementary schools in Duval County.

  • Delta Education Weather Vane (4)
  • Delta Educational Barometer (4)
  • Classifying Clouds Photo Cards (4)
  • Didax Plastic Anemometer (2)
  • Delta Education Solar Hot Air Balloon (4)
  • NewPath Weather and Climate Learning Center (4)
  • Taylor Indoor/Outdoor Thermometer, Dual Scale (4)
  • V-Back Metal Thermometers, Dual Scale (60)