A Request for Proposal
The Governor’s Rural Education Foundation (GREF) is an initiative by Governor Bill Lee to improve college access opportunities and college readiness skills for Tennessee students. To achieve this mission GREF has chosen to work with The Ayers Foundation, due to its success of increasing the rates of college attendance and completion in the schools and communities that it currently serves, to implement and expand its Ayers Foundation Scholars Program model. To facilitate this expansion and to separately monitor its results, the founder of The Ayers Foundation created TAF Rural Expansion Foundation (REF), a non-profit organization. REF will utilize The Ayers Foundation Scholars Program model to serve rural schools and communities not currently being served by The Ayers Foundation and the AFSP.