AventWest Children's Mentoring
AventWest Community Development Corporation
AventWest Children's Mentoring is addressing the pandemic by working virtually with students in grades 1-12. Volunteers work with the site coordinators to understand student needs and to determine the best methods for outreach and communication with them.
AventWest Children's Mentoring (AWCM) is an afterschool tutoring program for academically at risk children in grades 1-11 residing in the AventWest community near N.C. State University. The program meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:45-6:45. Volunteer tutors are needed from 5:15-6:15 for middle/high school students and 5:30-6:45 for elementary students.
Students are referred to the program by teachers, counselors, social workers and community members. They receive assistance with homework and basic skills, a nutritious meal or healthy snack, a caring adult to work with them and a safe place to play after school. The program incorporates instruction on nutrition, self-esteem, peer pressure and making healthy choices to help them develop confidence, competence and caring attitudes.
AWCM meets the children's immediate need for nutritious food by providing an evening meal or healthy snack and teaches them about nutrition and related issues to improve their health and well being.
By helping the students achieve academically, their chances of graduating from high school and obtaining additional education are greatly improved.
Additional activities include field trips and collaboration with community based programs to provide other educational opportunities including leadership development, nutrition education and healthy eating on a limited budget.
About AventWest Community Development Corporation
2700 Avent Ferry Road, PO BOX 33253, Raleigh, NC 27636, US
AventWest Children's Mentoring is a "holistic approach" to mentoring children, incorporating tutoring, meals or healthy snacks and programs on nutrition, health, self-esteem, peer pressure and making healthy choices. AWCM is based on the concept of interpersonal relationships between adult volunteers and at-risk children promoting confidence, competence and caring attributes.
AventWest Children's Mentoring (AWCM) seeks to meet the needs of neighborhood children who are at academic risk of failing a grade in school by providing them assistance with homework, a nutritious meal, a caring adult to give them attention and a safe place to play after school. The program incorporates instruction on nutrition, health, self-esteem, peer pressure and making healthy choices to help the children develop confidence, competence and caring attributes. AWCM addresses chronic conditions of hunger by: meeting the children's immediate need for nutritious food by providing an evening meal; teaching the children about nutrition and related issues so that the children can improve their health and well being by avoiding malnutrition; and helping the children achieve academically, improving their chances of graduating from high school and obtaining additional education. The program helps children become self-reliant through developing their reading, math, language and writing skills.