Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
What does your program teach the students?
We aim to teach students the importance of academic studies, school attendance, involvement in school activities, positive relationships, anti-bullying behavior, and respect of others.
How do you change children’s attitudes or behaviors?
Children's attitude/behaviors can be affected by being around someone who is consistently patient and willing to listen. Other helpful factors include having someone to be held accountable to and being aware of what they are doing.
How do you deal with concerns regarding what you do?
We aim to bring awareness to everything that we do and continue to prove that we are doing what we say we do. We use in-class visits from local administration, teachers, parents, and guest speakers to help validate the growth that our students are showing.
What schools are you currently working in?
We've previously worked directly in Manchester High School West. Currently we are operating in an after-school space in the Manchester Public Library.
How many students do you work with per year?
This past year we worked with 15 students. Our highest caseload in the past has been 70 students/year.
How do you measure the success of your program?
The success of our program is measured by the number of students who go on higher education, employment, or military service.
Do you take students away from class time?
We do not take students away from class time. We aim to work with them either in study hall period or during after-school programs.
How are children in need identified?
Children can be identified as at-risk by parents, teachers, administration, the juvenile system, other members of the program, etc.
Where does the money donated go?
Donations go towards helping to pay for: food, trips, summer school classes, finding student job opportunities, community service, hosting events, school supplies, transportation, liability insurances, and employee salaries.