Complete: USA Education Project -Mentor Resource Library (Little Rock, AR.) $507 Raised! Thank You.
This project is now complete. Launched: May 12, 2011.
Completed: October 28, 2011.
USA Education Project: Mentor Resource Library
This is Aura’s House’s very first project to benefit children in the USA. We aimed to raise $500 to help create a Mentor Resource Library for UALR Children International in Little Rock, Arkansas.
See photos and read letters from a mentor and mentee of the library.
In 1994, Children International and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock established a partnership to nurture and provide educational enrichment, health and dental care, family assistance and special gifts for children and youth attending the Little Rock Public Schools. Children International works in partnerships with 16 UALR departments and 22 public and private agencies. More than 21,000 students benefit from the generosity of individual and corporate sponsors.
The UALR Children International agency writes:
With $500, UALR Children International (UALR CI) would like to build a Mentor Resource Library. The UALR CI Center is where we work, but is also a place where we have after-school programs and host leadership clubs and other activities.
Mentoring is something that we would like to build on. To do this, we would like to buy books and games that mentors and students can use during their time together. This would include education material such as SAT and ACT preparation books and study guides. We are interested in encouraging youth to pursue higher education and to excel in all areas of academics. We would also like to have books that discuss different career paths, academic majors, such as College Board’s “Book of Majors 2010” which discusses some of the upcoming majors and careers.
We would like to build a resource tool for mentors where they can find information on different activities and tips on being an effective mentor. We would also like for the resource library to include games and activities that will enrich our children and youth and help stimulate the mind. The library could also include a few resources for parents to help them find other resources for their children. The goal of the Mentor Resource Library is to assist the Mentoring Relationship on both ends and to provide the relationship with adequate resources for the relationship to foster and grow strongly.
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