100 Black Men of Atlanta – National
The 100 Black Men of America trains its members, who are all volunteers, using a curriculum entitled Mentoring the 100 Way, which stresses the long term commitment required and teaches effective and innovative mentoring concepts. The 100 Black Men has expanded over the decades from classroom and school-based mentoring programs to community mentoring and to deploying our mentoring concept in schools run by the 100. While improving educational achievement is a significant goal of our mentoring efforts, Mentoring the 100 Way focuses on developing our mentees from elementary school to career.
A Better Chance – National *
A Better Chance seeks to increase substantially the number of well-educated young people of color who are capable of assuming positions of responsibility and leadership in American society. This is done by facilitating their entry into independent college preparatory schools. Through its network of member schools, A Better Chance is able to leverage an estimated $20+ million per year in financial aid for talented, economically disadvantaged youth of color. More than 96% of A Better Chance's graduates go on to college directly after high school, a majority entering our country's most selective colleges.
Boys & Girls Clubs are a safe place to learn and grow all while having fun. It is the place where great futures are started each and every day. Club programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence. Our Clubs serve millions of boys and girls, with thousands of Clubs at locations in all 50 states, Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands. Programming are in the areas of: Education & Career Programs; Character & Leadership Programs; Health & Life Skills; The Arts Programs; Sports, Fitness and Recreation; and Specialized Programs.
Cool Girls is dedicated to the self-empowerment of girls. Cool Girls’ community partners, mentors, and volunteer networks support girls in all aspects of their development – breaking the cycles of poverty, low self-esteem, and teen pregnancy. Our life skills programs develop girls into confident women through education and exposure to a broader world of opportunity. All of our programs are direct-service and are provided free-of-charge to participants. Programs include: after-school enrichment, nutrition, mentoring, field trips, leadership and more.
Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta – National
Since its inception in 1976, Girls Inc. of Greater Atlanta has served approximately 100,000 girls in the metro area. Annually, we serve girls ages 6 to 18 through various programs; such as after-school and summer camps at our Cobb/Marietta Center and school and community based programming. Girls Inc.’s mission is to inspire all girls to be strong (healthy), smart (educated) and bold (independent).
Horizons at Woodward Academy – National
This six-week, full-day educational enrichment program at Woodward Academy balances academics and fun summer activities. Developed by experts in the classroom from Woodward and local public schools, the curriculum offers engaging interactive learning with an interdisciplinary approach. Weekly themes connect STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math), reading, and the arts, to ensure a deeper level of learning. And with a very low student to teacher ratio, students experience the individualized attention they need to excel towards greater achievement.
Horizons Atlanta at Holy Innocents' Episcopal School – National
Horizons is an educational summer enrichment program serving low-income public school students with a broad range of academic abilities. At the heart of every Horizons community is a partnership with independent schools and/or colleges, local public schools and the Horizons program. Horizons students spend six weeks each summer on these campuses engaged in a program that blends high quality academics with cultural enrichment and confidence-building activities. Given an opportunity to attend for nine consecutive summers, Horizons students grow in skills and confidence returning to their own schools each fall better prepared.
"I Have A Dream" Foundation – National
The "I Have A Dream" Foundation is working to ensure that all children have the opportunity to pursue higher education. Through a long-term relationship with each Dreamer and a program design focused on consistent and effective mentoring, tutoring, cultural and recreational activities, life skills enrichment and tuition assistance for higher education, our chapter seeks to motivate and empower 60 young people to reach their potential and achieve their specific educational and career goals.
Leadership SOAR (Service Opportunity combined with Actions equals Results)
is a chapter-based organization structured to build strong leadership and self-esteem in youth. This organization provides leadership opportunities and supports motivating mentors who are committed in uniting our youth's growth and development in becoming self-sufficient individuals.
Mercer Youth Programs
For more than 20 years, Mercer has educated elementary school students in the College for Kids creative writing program and published their stories and poems in a hardbound book which we present to the student and his or her school. Over the years, we added programs in math and science and invited 6th through 8th grade students to our Mercer Youth University programs. We offer writing and math on the Atlanta Campus, and writing, math, and science on the Macon Campus as well as at our Regional Academic Centers in Henry County (McDonough) and Douglas County (Lithia Springs).
Odyssey is a comprehensive academic summer program for Atlanta Public School students in grades 3 through 12. Targeting students who fall in the middle of their class, Odyssey provides inspiration in a nurturing and exciting educational environment. For six weeks each summer (five weeks for high school), around 300 Odyssey scholars come to the campus of The Westminster Schools and are taught by inspirational faculty. With a low student-to-teacher ratio and experiential and engaging learning techniques, Odyssey teaches students to love gaining knowledge. Students build their skills in core academics (reading, writing, and math) while branching out into new and exciting fields of study, such as forensics, robotics, and cultural studies.
Science, Engineering and Math Link (SEM Link)
SEM Link is a nonprofit organization that promotes student achievement and career exploration in math and science for K-12 students. Our programs, Math and Science Career Academy and Experimental Design Program, provide students with an opportunity to develop their math and science skills by enhancing the classroom learning experience and teaching them skills that are transferable to other areas of life. The career academy exposes students to math and science through hands-on activities, real world applications, career exploration, and the celebration of science, engineering, and mathematics themed weeks. The Experimental Design Program teaches students how to design and conduct experiments for math and science fair projects utilizing research, laboratory and scientific literacy skills.
Using soccer as a medium, trained coaches teach skills and life lessons, such as personal responsibility and job readiness. They engage the youth and create a lasting relationship of trust and a channel of communication. Through partnering organizations, such as schools, community centers and parks, multiple sessions are conducted each week to ensure a consistent presence in the community and ongoing positive influence among the youth.