The B.U.G. (Bring Up Grades) program is designed to provide encouragement and positive feedback to under-served and disadvantaged students to bring up their school grades to help them reach a higher level of academic achievement and lifetime success.
The Kiwanis Club of Buffalo proudly sponsors the B.U.G. program at School 84 – Health Care Center for Children in the City of Buffalo. School 84 is located on the campus of the Erie County Medical Center and specializes in providing academic instruction to K-12 students affected by severe disabilities and illnesses.
The Kiwanis Club helps to provide materials for the students and teachers as well as hold two ceremonies annually to celebrate student achievements as they bring up their grades.
One ceremony is held near the midway point of the school year and the other is held at the end of the school year when the club presents awards for individual classroom achievement and progress awards for academic, life skills, and therapies to the students. Award Winners receive certificates, a large stuffed ladybug, and have their names placed on a plague in the school entrance area.