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.
Our mission is to provide the community's at-risk youth with high-quality educational experiences and mentoring relationships that will equip them to succeed in school and in life.
Asian Youth Services is seeking enthusiastic volunteers for our one-on-one mentoring program.
Asian Youth Services is an after-school tutoring and mentoring program for students ages 5 to 20 located on Chicago's North Side. Although any youth is welcome, AYS primarily serves resettled refugee families from the Southeast Asian genocide of the 1970's. All of the youths of AYS come from families on public aid.
AYS goes beyond the scope of a typical after-school program, working with families and local schools to counteract negative influences that would otherwise doom the vast majority of these youths to street gangs or prison.
AYS was founded in 1992. Through our belief in "empowerment through education", we have a 20+ year history of changing lives; helping elementary school drop-outs become college graduates.
by Skyler A. from Chicago, IL
I absolutely loved working with these children throughout the school year, and I'm currently working with them throughout the summer as well. They're all unbelievably kind and welcoming, and volunteering with them has been a lovely experience. The center's director, Shari, is by far one of the most kindhearted people I've met. I'm looking forward to continuing my work at AYS.
by Leo Z.
(Administrator for this Organization)(2013-04-16 10:00:46.0)
Volunteering here really gives you the opportunity to make an impact in a student's life, especially if you commit to coming on a regular basis. The children are wonderful and full of energy, and Shari (the director) is an amazing person!