Practice Makes Perfect

New York, New York 10004

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@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-12-19

Join us on January 9th for our Educator Boot Camp! The event will include three, 1-hour workshops on Behavior Management, Rigorous Questioning, and Collaborative Conversations, followed by a panel discussion to Be Successful as a New Teacher in the Classraturing representatives from Uncommon Schools, Teach For America, Student Success Network, and Practice Makes Perfect! Save 25% from now until tomorrow, December 20th, with the promotional code EARLYBIRD at checkout. Learn more and register:

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-12-13

Start the new year off right! Join us for our Educator Boot Camp on Tuesday, January 9th from 10am - 2pm at the Teach For America headquarters in Lower Manhattan. Participate in three, 1-hour workshop sessions and attend a panel discussion with Q&A, featuring representatives from Uncommon Schools, Teach For America - New York​, Student Success Network​, and Practice Makes Perfect! Save 25% from now until December 20th with the promotional code EARLYBIRD at checkout. Learn more and register today:

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-11-28

In the spirit of #GivingTuesday, our team is launching a campaign to get all 125 of our scholars, who are currently participating in our winter and spring extension programs across NYC, a PMP branded winter hat! We re retailing our PMP Knit Pom Beanie as a “buy one, give omotion! In other words, you can purchase one for yourself in support of our brand s mission, while knowing the other hat will warm a scholars head this winter; or just purchase one to donate directly to a scholar! Use the promotional code PMPGivingTuesday at checkout to ensure you are not charged for shipping. Shop here: We appreciate your support in making this holiday season a little more special for our scholars! <3 #SummerForward

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-11-23

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! We are so #thankful for your continued support of our mission and making each year better than the next, with more students served! #SummerForward

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-11-21

We ve had a great morning at our partner school PS1X for their Leadership Day! It has been such a pleasure to hear the bold aspirations of our next generation of leaders! 💪 #SummerForward #Leadership #Education

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-11-20

Thursday night was a blessing as we took home the 1st place prize in the WeWork Creator Awards Scale category! With this award, we will be able to increase our impact by reaching more students! #SummerForward

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-11-15

Today we are excited to announce that our Summer 2018 Teaching Fellowship and Mentor applications are now live on our website! Visit and go Invol view our pages to apply. 😊 🎉

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-11-14

We re rebranding summer school and removing the negative stigma associated with it. Learning can be fun — and we know that students can make gains over the summer rather than regress! #SummerForward

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-11-04

We had a great morning at the CSA conference with our friends from Kinvolved! 🙂 #CSAConference2017 #Education #SummerLearning #EdTech

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-11-03

Our fiscal year for 2017 has come to an end and we re so excited to share with you our Annual Report, showcasing the impact we ve made over the year. #SummerForward

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-10-26

Hey future PMP Fellows! Our Educator Boot Camp sessions are a great way to develop and showcase your skills. In fact, after participating in our workshops you will be given preferential access to our 2018 Fellowship, putting you on track to both a summer opportunity and potential full-time job placements with our partners! Click to learn more about our upcoming sessions:

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-10-13

Our upcoming Educator Boot Camp session entitlating a Culture of Excellence Through 100% Engagem from 4-6pm on October 30th, November 20th, and December 11th at the Teach For America headquarters in lower Manhattan. Pick the date that works best for you and register today!

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-10-11

We ve got great news to share: In less than 6 months, Karim Abouelnaga s TED Talk has reached over 1 million views!! Thank you to all of our champions and supporters - this is incredible momentum for sharing our message on the importance of summer learning and educational equity! #SummerForward #TED #SummerLearning

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-10-03

That s right! Our Educator Boot Camp is back with specialized, 2-hour sessions from October through December! Learn and practice proven educator techniques with our seasoned instructors during our sessions. To view dates/times and register, click here: #EducatorBootCamp #TeacherTraining #ProfessionalDevelopment

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-09-22

Happy #FirstDayofFall 🍂! Fall is a great time to cozy up and get some reading done! What book are you currently reading? Comment below👇

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-09-19

Schools and districts should want to address the issue of summer learning loss not only because it may exacerbate achievement gaps, but also because it wastes so much of the knowledge students have gained during the school yeummerLearningLoss #AchievementGap #SummerForward

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-09-13

Check out 4 ways we have grown to be named a #BCorp that does the most good for our customers! #BtheChange #bestfortheworld17

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-09-12

Thank you! Your support has helped make us Best for Customers: one of the companies making the most positive customer impact among #BCorps. #BtheChange

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-09-12

Practice Makes Perfect has been recognized for creating the most positive customer impact in the global B Corporation community with a spot on the annual Best for Customers list! See our score and learn more about the other honorees here—we’re in great company. #bestfortheworld17

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-09-08

Happy Friday! We re sliding into the weekend like... 😊 #TGIF #FridayFeeling #HappyFriday P.S. This is the only summer slide we condone! 😎

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-09-05

Wishing all the best to everyone starting school this week! 🍎📚✏️ #BackToSchool

@Practice Makes Perfect 2017-09-01

Happy Friday! We hope you have a great Labor Day Weekend! #LaborDayWeekend #FridayFeeling #TGIF

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Every summer, students lose as much as 2 ½ to 3 ½ months of what they learned the year before. Come September, teachers spend up to 6 weeks re-teaching the materials that students have forgotten. This “summer slide” disproportionately affects children living in low-income neighborhoods, and research has shown that ⅔ of the academic achievement gap can be attributed to unequal access to summer learning opportunities. The traditional summer school model only aims to serves students who are already failing, leaving behind the millions more that still need help. Consequently, students perceive summer school as a punishment, creating an environment where students are not excited to learn and rarely even show up. Simply put: it is broken.

General Info

Children in low-income communities lack the guidance and the academic opportunities that are available to most other students. In 2009 McKinsey & Co. reported that, “These educational gaps impose on the United States the economic equivalent of a permanent national recession.” One of our society’s greatest inequities lies in its inability to distribute resources fairly. Practice Makes Perfect is conceived on the belief that all children, regardless of race or socioeconomic status, have equal potential to compete intellectually in our nation.

Company Overview

Practice Makes Perfect is a full-service summer school operator. We drive student outcomes using an innovative near-peer mentoring model. Our program pairs skills development for younger students with leadership development, career training and college prep for older students. Through a unique multi-relational approach, PMP pairs elementary and middle school students with older, high achieving mentors from the same communities. Our students are taught by trained Teaching Fellows, then the entire program is placed under the supervision of a certified DOE teacher.


Practice Makes Perfect provides academic summer programming in high need communities.


Practice Makes Perfect was founded in December 2010


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