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Athletics & Beyond

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Strong Women and Gentlemen (S.W.A.G.) Academic Academy was developed to boost academic achievement and increase student engagement. Creating well-rounded students and then athletes, have proven to create successful and thoughtful adult citizens. This has been accomplished by partnering with after school ACT Preparation. Activities include peer mentoring, training in leadership, life skills, and healthy living. Various strategies are used by A&B's integrated programs with the desired outcome of increasing high school graduation rates, higher education attendance, knowledge of life and educational skills, and discipline to insure successful transitions to higher education.

A&B recruits from the young men and women that have experienced the same barriers to graduation and college attendance as the current A&B classes. The ability to relate to each student and their situation is number one on the priority list for all staff, volunteer and board of directors. This strategy has proven successful for many years and has allowed for close and trusting relationships between A&B staff and volunteers and the students they serve.


Seeking Female Volunteers: Yes

Seeking Male Volunteers: Yes

Minimum Match Commitment (in months): 9 months

Type of Mentoring: Group, Peer

Youth Population Served: Academically At-Risk, College/Post-secondary Student, First-Generation College, Gang At-Risk, General Youth Population, Gifted/Talented/Academic Achiever, Low Income, Parent Involved in Military

Mentoring Program Goals: Career Exploration, Education/Academic Support, Friendship/Socialization, Healthy Behaviors, Reduce Recidivism

Ages of Youth Served: 11-14, 15-18

More opportunities with Athletics & Beyond

No additional volunteer opportunities at this time.

About Athletics & Beyond

Location:

5835 Biscay Street, Denver, CO 80249, US

Mission Statement

Strong Women and Gentlemen (S.W.A.G.) Academic Academy was developed to boost academic achievement and increase student engagement. Creating well-rounded students and then athletes, have proven to create successful and thoughtful adult citizens. This has been accomplished by partnering with after school ACT Preparation. Activities include peer mentoring, training in leadership, life skills, and healthy living. Various strategies are used by A&B's integrated programs with the desired outcome of increasing high school graduation rates, higher education attendance, knowledge of life and educational skills, and discipline to insure successful transitions to higher education.

Description

A&B recruits from the young men and women that have experienced the same barriers to graduation and college attendance as the current A&B classes. The ability to relate to each student and their situation is number one on the priority list for all staff, volunteer and board of directors. This strategy has proven successful for many years and has allowed for close and trusting relationships between A&B staff and volunteers and the students they serve.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Denver, CO 80249

(39.87866,-104.68211)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

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