UHope Success Academy

UHope Success Academy is a program of Urban Hope Development, a 501c3 nonprofit organization.  Urban Hope Development was started by Sandra Hardy in 2013.  UHope Success Academy is an incentivized, summer learning camp which seeks to help at-risk students and families toward long-term, sustainable growth through various educational programs.  Our goal is to stop Summer Learning Loss that so many of our urban, at-risk students experience during the Summer months.  Currently, we serve 40-50 rising 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students attending Fairfield City Schools, with some rising 9th and 10th-grade students also participating. This upcoming Summer of 2019 camp will be the 6th year we have been given the opportunity to work with the students in Fairfield, with many of our students participating year after year. UHope Success Academy runs M–TH during the month of June 3–27, from 12-4 p.m. each day.  Our students earn a stipend called “Scholar Dollars” for each day they are present and actively participating during our program.  UHope Success Academy is a month-long program, which focuses on math, language arts as well as other topics designed to motivate our students. We take our students on educational field trips as well as have key community leaders speak with them to encourage and motivate them to do their best. Our students come away with a sense of knowing what their next steps are and what they have control over to create the future they want to see for themselves. We emphasize academic success, which also includes steps to obtaining a secondary education.  Our Summer ends with a big celebration dinner, where the students are the center of attention. Our students and their families are treated to a catered meal, gifts and drawings, and the students receive their “Scholar Dollars” to cap the end of our program each Summer. During the school year, we tutor our students who need it and offer grade incentives for maintaining grades in their core classes. We also assist the school system as needed to support in any way possible.

Urban Hope Development and Urban Hope Community Church are honored to be key critical partners with Fairfield City Schools.


SNACKS – 200 individual snacks per week/800 total: packaged crackers ( cheese or peanut butter), chips, Rice Krispie treats, fruit snacks, granola bars, Little Debbie Cakes, Oatmeal Snack Cakes, packaged cookies, etc. (These are suggestions)

 WATER – 200 small 8oz water per week/800 total. No juice or sugary drinks

 VOLUNTEERS – If you are a teacher and/or a reading specialist; help work individually or in small groups

 DONATIONS – We accept financial donations to help offset our program costs and field trip fees.

For more information, please contact:
Sandra Hardy
P.O. Box 53
Fairfield, AL 35064
(616) 723-1588