The Foundation of Excellence is a 501c3 non-profit whose mission is to work with very smart students from low-income neighborhoods, helping them access to opportunities that they should have, but don’t.

SPIDER College Preparatory Program

Success is a combination of Promise, Initiative, Determination, Experiences and Resources.

We work with kids – often very smart kids with very little money – and give them access to things and experiences that they should have, but don’t.  And because we do, they successfully walk more challenging and appropriate paths to success in college and in life.

NE Trip 2013 - Harvard

SPIDER is a College-Preparatory Program. We work with the top 5-10% of students during all four years of their high school careers at several South Florida schools in low-income areas. We provide professional clothing, so that students can stand prouder.  We host classes and workshops so that students can explore their interests and develop skills.  We take students on college tours to the best colleges in the nation, so that they can envision themselves there.  Ultimately, we encourage them to dream without limits and create projects for themselves that change their lives and the world and then we support them to realize those dreams.

We are changing lives and helping students find success beyond the classroom. 

Listen to some of our students talk about SPIDER in their own words.

Learn about our STEAM/STEM Programs where we teach kids to code!

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