"My two brothers and I grew up in an area that wasn't the best. Yet while we
were leading healthy, successful lives, many other young people in our
neighborhood were having problems. What was the difference in our lives and
theirs . . . why did we make it when they didn't? We were surrounded by a family
of educators and successful adults while other kids in our area were not. This
became the driving force behind the vision and creation of Making It Better . .
. providing helpful and positive adult influences in children's lives in hopes
that it would turn their lives around."
Jerry V. Davis
Founder & CEO. Making It Better
The Making It Better Difference
We believe in building relationships – all of our
programs maintain very low student to staff ratios.
We believe in partnerships – with parents, with
schools and within communities.
We believe in making opportunities available to all – our programs are free for