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AventWest Children's Mentoring - Tutoring (Grades 1 - 12)

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ORGANIZATION: AventWest Community Development Corporation

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AventWest Children's Mentoring (AWCM) is an afterschool tutoring program that provides academic support for children in grades 1-12 who reside in the AventWest community near N.C. State University. The program meets on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 4:45-6:45 pm. Volunteer tutors are needed from 5:15-6:15 pm for middle/high school students and 5:30-6:45 pm 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 support their learning, and a safe place to play after school. The program incorporates instruction on nutrition, self-esteem, peer pressure, and making healthy choices.

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.

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About AventWest Community Development Corporation

Location:

2700 Avent Ferry Road, PO BOX 33253, Raleigh, NC 27636, US

Mission Statement

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. We work to create a menu of services that promote healthy minds, healthy bodies, and healthy relationships.

Description

AventWest Children's Mentoring uses a holistic approach to mentoring children that incorporates tutoring, meals or healthy snacks, and enrichment activities. AWCM addresses needs in the AventWest community by: providing children with nutritious foods via afternoon snacks and evening meals; teaching children about nutrition and related issues so that the children can improve their health and well being; and helping children achieve academically, improving their chances of graduating from high school and obtaining additional education.

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy
Hunger
Children & Youth, Education & Literacy, Hunger

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

2700 Avent Ferry Road4900 Kaplan DriveRaleigh, NC 27606

(35.77289,-78.68661)
 

SKILLS

  • Tutoring
  • Mentoring
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • English as a Secondary Language (ESL)
  • Reading / Writing

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+
  • Group

REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • We ask that volunteers commit to at least one hour per week during the traditional school year if school and work schedules permit.

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