Our Children & Youth Empowerment Programs:
Our Academic Mentoring Program is designed for children and youth, ages 8 years old to 18 years old, who may have academic challenges, behavior issues, emotional trauma and/or may have a parent who is incarcerated.
The Academic Mentoring Program matches children and youth, ages 8 years old to 18 years old, with enthusiastic volunteer mentors who serve as role models for students engaged in the learning process. Our academic mentors provide tutoring services as well as serve as counselors and confidants to the students and ensure students take advantage of all resources that are available to help with the learning process. We also provide life skills classes and a volunteer community mentor who will meet with the youth.
Our Academic Mentoring program concentrates on, but is not limited to, foster children who may have:
- academic challenges
- behavior issues
- emotional trauma
- a parent who is incarcerated
Our program goals are:
- to see improvement in core academic subjects.
- to see a reduction in the number of unexcused absences from school.
- to see positive changes in student behavior and attitude, anger management, self-esteem abilities, anti-social behavior and decision-making.
Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents Program: is a structured one-to-one relationship between a young person, ages 8-17, who has one or both parents incarcerated, and a loving, caring volunteer.
Summer/Winter Day Camps: are held during the traditional school breaks. Each camp provides extensive educational and social development activities for children entering the 6th, 7th, and 8th grades.
The Next Step Program: is a college admission test preparation and financial aid assistant program
Interested in one of our Children & Youth Empowerment Programs? Fill out an interest form!