Wildfires are devastating communities across California, causing more than 300,000 people to evacuate their homes and threatening many more. The Camp Fire in Northern California -- one of three blazing across the state -- is the most destructive in state history. We want to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you find access to shelter. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know the most effective ways to contribute.
As a growing non-profit agency which provides develop-by-demand assistance, after school tutoring, outreach lectures, and recreational activities for low-income and at-risk students, the spirit and mission behind our organization is to imbue each stu... Read more
As a growing non-profit agency which provides develop-by-demand assistance, after school tutoring, outreach lectures, and recreational activities for low-income and at-risk students, the spirit and mission behind our organization is to imbue each student with a strong sense of self-empowerment, a lot of hope, and increased confidence. Our students soon embrace that they are naturally equipped with the same potential as their suburban peers despite their surroundings.
We inspire our students to invite the challenge of challenging themselves with defiance--taking who they are to higher levels. When this happens, their ambition helps to cultivate them to become valuable leaders in our community tomorrow.
The Ambitious Kid's Goal:
Celebrate and accept their positive, unique cultural differences by channeling the momentum derived from that into excelling
Mentally separate day-to-day survival issues from the classroom setting--reinforcing the reality that their salvation from poverty and deprivation is education, behavior modification and good health
Develop pride and honor for themselves through decency, self-respect and integrity
Maintain being a motivated participant in environmental and health and fitness activities
I believe it is a great opportunity to work with our youth. I have and I've enjoyed it. I've volunteered with Americorps for two year 2007-2009 mentoring and tutoring students in the neighboring schools and in our after school programs assisting students with their homework. I missed those smiling faces and wish to do it again.