S.M.A.R.T. stands for Scholars Manifesting Academic Refinement and Tenacity. S.M.A.R.T. Start is an academic program aiming to motivate and improve Renaissance Kids' scholastic achievement through engaging literacy and math intervention, tutoring, and college prep.
With Renaissance Kids, Inc., children are working to fill in the gaps missed in school and to retain information. Our focus is mastery motivation over performance motivation.
The desire is for all Renaissance Kids to be intrinsically motivated individuals, gaining confidence in their abilities and developing a sense of grit to endure academic challenges. S.M.A.R.T. Start provides avenues for building academic confidence, as children learn that in failure lies opportunities for learning and growth.
Renaissance Kids receive free tutoring, college preparation services, visits to colleges within Indiana, and exploration of other options and opportunities for life after high school.