Most immigrants come to America with dreams of a better life. Even if life isn’t much better for the older generation, they expect that it will be better for children. But with parents devoting themselves to work in order to provide for their families, they are often unaware of the struggles that their youth are having.
Our program serves children and youth by first meeting their academic needs and in the process having a chance to meet their social, emotional and spiritual needs. After observing staff and volunteers who commit to building relationships, youth naturally open up about their struggles so that we can mentor them. Some of the themes that run through our programs are promoting abstinence and nurturing kids to become what God intended. We train kids to value themselves, plan for the future and make being pure a life priority. By challenging youth to be critical about the culture’s and media’s message, many of them begin searching for the truth.
Summer programs include the July Summer Program (JSP) and Internships/Apprenticeships for youth. JSP is a five-week full-day program for preschoolers through eighth grade students.
School-year programs include Children’s Tutoring Program (for kindergarten to sixth grade students) on Saturday mornings, after school programs (for high school students) on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, Service Learning (for high school students) and Apprenticeship Program (for high school students).
For more information about volunteering or participating, contact Connie Leung at firstname.lastname@example.org or at (312)328-1188.