Tyner After School Kids, or TASK, is an after school program for children in grades 1-3 who are below proficiency in reading, math, or both. In collaboration with Bess T. Shepherd Elementary School and Tyner United Methodist Church, students identified as at-risk are provided a place to thrive in their weakest subjects for the first time. Discipline-specific Lexia (reading) and and IXL (math) learning software is balanced with one on one instruction during TASK's 90-minute sessions to a remarkable result--87% of students in this program achieve grade level proficiency by the end of the school year in May.

With $2000, TASK's organizers Earl Whittaker and Nancy Alexander are able to increase the student group from 30 to 35 young learners at a time.