5680 Winchester Rd Memphis TN 38115
Sunday Morning 9:00am 11:00am
Sunday Night 7:00pm
Wednesday Night 6:30 pm Bible Study
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(Prayer) Saturday 10:00am
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After School Mentoring Program
The after school program is part of the “No Child Left behind Act,” the program consist of 65 children from area schools mostly Wooddale Middle. The children in the program are either from below average schools, they have failing grades or behavioral problems. The program teaches math, reading, character education, peer pressure and gang awareness. The children are encouraged to do well in school by achieving good grades and having a good conduct. The program rewards the children by giving them incentives for doing well. The children are rewarded by taking them out to Subway or McDonald’s restaurants; they also receive $5.00 for every “A” that they make. The program does receive a grant to operate some of the expenses; other expenses are from donations and personal funds. The program has seven staff persons and volunteers. The program has seen a tremendous growth since the program started four years ago. A few of the children were involved in things such as; fighting’s, gang activity, being expelled from school and rape. The teachers do home visits with the parents and we pick up some of them for church. We also assist the family with financial help such as paying utility bills, clothing, school supplies and etc. because we believe a child’s home environment has a lot to do with the child’s ability to learn.
This program is partially funded by “The no child left Behind Act” and donations. We currently need a 21 passenger bus. We also need additional funding to help pay staff salaries. Most of our employees consist of single mothers who are currently enrolled in college and two certified teachers. Our program has been very successful in helping children to turn their lives around. The estimated cost to run this after school program is about $60,000.00.