EMPOWER

 
 
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Our Mission

To empower children in the AventWest community to overcome obstacles by providing education, mentoring, and resources.

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Want to Help?

 

Volunteer WITH US

We are currently accepting applications from potential volunteers to support our programs for 1-2 hours a week.

partner with us

We are always searching for new partnerships to help enrich the lives or our students and their families.

Make a Donation

Every dollar donated goes towards helping us mentor more children and enrich the experience our children have.


Our Impact

 

AventWest Children’s Mentoring is based on the concept of interpersonal relationships between adult volunteers and at risk children to promote confidence, competence and caring attributes. We strive to meet the needs of neighborhood children who are at academic risk of failing a grade in school by providing them with assistance with homework, a nutritious meal or healthy snack, a caring adult to give them attention and a safe place to play after school.  

 

99%

grade promotion rate

Of children enrolled in AWCM, 99% were promoted to the next grade level.

 

3,661

number of meals served last year

During the 2016-2017 school year, students attending enjoyed over 3,000 snacks and meals.

 
 

1,400

children served

Since the AventWest program began in 1999, over 1,400 children have attended.

Our Programs

 

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (GRADES 1-5)

Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons
4:45-6:45 pm
Western Boulevard Presbyterian Church

MIDDLE/HIGH SCHOOL (GRADES 6-11)

Tuesday and Thursday Afternoons
4:45-6:45 pm
Avent Ferry United Methodist Church
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"I tutor Kindergarteners through fourth graders twice a week with homework and reading skills. AWCM empowers children to do the best that they can and improves their lives."

- Owen Clapp
Five-Year Volunteer Athens Drive High School Student