Posted by Carl Gerhardt on Jul 11, 2017
On 7/11/2017, Gary Audas, Executive Director of "Educational Outcomes", spoke to the members of the Magnolia Rotary Club about his charity and what it does to help alleviate illiteracy around the world. Pictured above is Gary Audas.
Gary told everyone that several years ago he decided to sell his company and become a teacher in order to fulfill his dream of one day becoming a teacher.  After completing his undergarduate and graduate level degrees (he holds a Master's Degree in Public Administration), he became a certified teacher in the state of Texas. Although he taught school for awhile, he soon realized that he wanted to help people who don't have a chance in life to go to school so in 2015, he founded "Educational Outcomes", a Global Development 501c3 Charity in order to achieve that goal.
Gary then shared his company's mission statement:

"Educational Outcomes (EO) will address depressed social conditions within disadvantaged populations in the United States and abroad.  We will concentrate on positive community building projects in cooperation, when feasible and possible, with government and local civic organizations.  Particular focus will be given to the realization of client educational goals, mitigation of hunger, and poverty reduction strategies.  Education is the cornerstone of a balanced and fulfilled life.  It is, we believe, one of the most pressing issues of the 21st century.  When the lack of educational opportunities is combined with the injuries of hunger and poverty a person becomes disengaged from normal growth processes and faces high risks of negative life outcomes.  EO will be a source for positive growth strategies, and will supply resources for clients working to achieve the fulfillment of life goals".

Educational issues:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL) training,
  • GED courses
  • Upgrade existing technology options; computers, printers, software, etc.
  • Provision of tutoring materials, textbooks and educational classroom supplies
  • Career planning

Poverty:  (Tied closely to educational projects)

Job placement assistance
Basic skills training

Immediate Needs:

Strategy:  Institute a public relations initiative to make the community at large aware of opportunities available to take part in programs on offer from EO.

Action:   Through social media, local community organizations, churches, and government offices notify the public of EO and their programs.

Strategy:  To integrate current community resources to promote and administer EO initiatives.

Action:  Contact charitable donors to develop a literacy and education program for deployment locally and in overseas settings.


Educational Outcomes exists as a 501c3 charitable organization.  This allows funding options including grants from both public and private sources, donations in kind, and private and corporate sponsors.

Educational Outcomes is a grassroots 501c3.  It was founded and is administered by families united in the cause of making a positive difference in the world.  All administrative functions are carried out pro bono. Donors can rest assured that not less than 95% of any donation goes directly to EO project recipients.  The remaining money covers costs like website maintenance, communications, shipping, and publicity initiatives. 


Executive Director:  Gary Audas Jr. MEd, MPA

Advisory Board:
Dr. Kenneth Hendrickson PhD
Kerrie Hendrickson
Sandra Audas MBA


Gary then told the group about his efforts to help the refrugees of the Syrian War and his goal to take his company internationally in the near future. In fact, Gary plans on going back to Instanbul, Turkey for two months toward the end of this year to do just that. 

Gary's company is currently the Education Services Provider for Conroe's Social Services program where Gary works to help the homeless get back on their feet though educational help whereby his students get a GED and if possible, a college degree. Last year, out of 52 homeless people he tried to help, 13 passed their GED exams and are on their way to gainful employment as a result. This is part of his GED Prep Course that has a 4 step program for the students:

  1. Learning how to prepare for the GED Program.
  2. Preparing for the 4 courses covered in the exam.
  3. Take and pass a pre-test and at the end of the course take a practice test.
  4. Register at after passing the practice test.
Gary then told everyone about his "Teacher Retention Program" in Africa where it is difficult to keep good teachers because there is very little money for education in the country. Last year, Gary's company raised enough funds to pay all the teachers at a school in Africa so that local students could benefit from the classes.
Gary then told everyone about his "Refrugee Education Program" he plans to start before the end of this year in Instanbul, Turkey to help Syrian refrugees.
Currently, Gary does not take a salary for himself and guarantees that at least 95% of all funds raised go toward educating those people who need it the most. His students don't pay for anything.
For more information about "Educational Outcomes", go to "".