YWCA after-school program

YWCA after-school program

The Asheville City Schools Foundation is partnering with three after-school programs to provide trained, volunteer academic coaches to assist students academically, as well as provide a mentoring relationship. Volunteers will be matched with a student at one of the partnering sites: Delta House, Youthful Hand or YWCA. Each of these programs is providing an enriching after-school experience for students, and they each need more volunteers to enable them to serve the needs of the students who want individual tutoring/mentoring. This Ribbon of Hope After-School Partnership is made possible by a grant from GlaxoSmithKline.

The Asheville City Schools Foundation partnership program needs 50 volunteers who are willing to work with a student at least one hour per week for the school year at the after-school location from 3:45 to 4:45 p.m. The foundation provides training and ongoing support for the volunteers. Ribbon of Hope After-School Program Coordinator Hanna Woody serves as the liaison between the sites and the foundation, while providing on-site support for volunteers.

Academic Coach Program Coordinator for Asheville City Schools Foundation Terri Wells expressed her enthusiasm for the partnership by saying, “We are excited to be working with these three quality programs to help provide them with volunteers to ensure that they will be able to continue offering their valuable services to students.” To learn more, or to volunteer, please contact Terri or Hanna at 350-6135 or visit www.acsf.org.

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