A Note From Our President...


Thank you to all of the thousands of parents, grandparents, foster parents and caregivers who allowed their children to participate in Pazzaz's programs. We are overjoyed in having the opportunity to work with your children. Everyday, we were reminded of the "spirit of the child"... Their desire for greatness and their aspiration to achieve their dreams.

We remain strong in our belief that every child desires to learn, to succeed and become productive citizens. However, oftentimes, they lose sight of these desires and their purpose. One "failing" grade can have a devastating impact on a child's belief in his or her capabilities. We know what they are capable of, and it is our commitment to strive to re-instill their love of learning and belief in themselves.

Thank you to all of our donors and the foundations who over the years made it possible for Pazzaz to "make a difference in the life of the children we serve."


At Pazzaz, we believe the following: 1.)every child desires to achieve in school and in life, 2.)children will rise to your level of expectation, 3.)the higher the expectation, the greater the outcome, 4.)all children should be taught as if they are going to go to college, 5.) children are much smarter and capable than we think they are, 6.)and an encouraging word coupled with academic support makeS learning fun and subject matter mastery achievable.

"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today"