The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
Forrest Outreach Foundation is dedicated to breaking the cycle of poverty through strategies that empower the economically disadvantaged.
Click-for-Success (sponsored by Forrest Outreach Foundation) empowers economically disadvantaged students and families to gain technical awareness and skills in the classroom and in their homes. Elementary school participants attend a weekly after-school Computer Club. These participants are paired with community mentors that visit the families in their homes and, using a simple-to-follow curriculum, provide opportunities for the students to reinforce and enrich what they learned in Computer Club. Through Click-for-Success, students and their families alike are empowered with the technological tools needed to create a brighter future for themselves, for their children, and for their community. The experience is richly rewarding for both students and volunteers, with lessons learned extending far beyond the walls of a traditional classroom.