Largely, Smoketown and Shelby Park youths attend public school in the latter half on the achievement scale. Because of this inequity, educational support outside of the JCPS system is needed. A local organization (Network Center for Community Change) reported that in 2011 76.1% of Smoketown residents (25 years and older) had graduated from high school and only 8.9% of all residents (25 years and older) held a bachelors degree or higher. Furthermore, in the 40203 zip code, to which Smoketown and Shelby Park belong, The U.S. Census Bureau measured (for 5-Year Estimates 2007-11) that 61.0% of families with related children under 18 years were living below the poverty level. Children in Smoketown and Shelby Park not only need homework help, but programs that encourage education. Unfortunately most families do not have the means to help their children fully succeed in school.