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RAY OF HOPE HAVEN

FOR TWEEN
ADVENTURES

- Taking the Lead by Investing


in Our TweensDr. Joretta Brewton Akpo-Sanni, CEO

Taking the Lead by


investing
in Our Tweens

If the business
community wants to
reduce
overdependence on
government, it must
increase its level of
commitment to
society.
-Clifton Garvin-

Table of
Contents

I. Background
Importance of this Project
Needs Assessment based on Current Statistics
and Facts in Augusta
Strategic Approaches and Theories
II. Established Plan
Mission, Vision, and Goal Statements
Plan of Strategies: Who, When, What, Where?
III. Resources
Famous Quotes
Author Information and Credentials

CHALLENGE

We cant afford to save this


one
Whose face?
Whose name?
Why I cant afford to save
this one?

NEED FOR LIFE MANAGEMENT

Attention
Power
Revenge
Inadequacy

STATEMENT OF NEED
51.6% are single-parent
household
25% are being raised by relatives
Lack of ProSocial skills
perpetuates problems
Demands on academics limit
quality time for developing
prosocial skills

http://www.city-data.com/top2/h7.html

-NEEDS ASSESSMENTPROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR (1)

Why?
Importance for academic success and
being a positive contributing citizen

-NEEDS ASSESSMENTPROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR (2)

What?
Survival skills are learned instead of
prosocial skills (life skills)

-NEEDS ASSESSMENTPROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR (3)


How started?
Children raise/rear themselves, and have
little playful interaction with family members;
as a result, they have less experience and
chances to build vocabulary and phonological
skills.
There is a lack of opportunities for building
positive problem solving skills at home
Children see adults verbally argue and
physically fight, and think these are
acceptable way of life. They think survival
instincts and antisocial behavior as normal in
their environment.

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-NEEDS ASSESSMENTPROSOCIAL BEHAVIOR (4)

Who?
Decrease in parental involvement in
schools is one contributor to low
academic performance;
Parents lack parenting skills; more
demands- home responsibilities-more
stress and tense with little or no time for
play, jobs, feelings of inadequacies

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FACTS
It is COMMUNICATION
SKILLS
-and NOT MONEY
that keep one in poverty.

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POSITIVE-STRENGTH BASEDCOMMUNITY WIDE APPROACH

CHANGE
To Survive
Below income level- individuals must have reactive,
sensory, and nonverbal skills
Have ability to read situations, establish
relationships, and solve immediate and concrete
problems quickly (full glass in their environment)
Encounters with Middle income world of work,
school, and institutions-need proactive, abstract, and
verbal skills.
Wealthy class-have connections, influence, power,
and people in positions to design the policies for
middle class and what below income level people
sue
Problem-knowing the hidden rules
Goal is to build on the Tweens strengths

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POVERTY GUIDELINES
One is considered in poverty if the
resources individuals share in a
household are not enough to meet
the basic needs food, clothing,
shelter, utilities

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HOUSEHOLD INCOME GUIDELINES


-Minimum Income for Non-Poverty
Status-

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POSITIVE THINKING

Lack of life-management skills..


Tweens become frustrated
Engage in behavior that lead to life in a
penal system, or
Negative consequences such as
dropping out of school, Broken family
relationships, school suspension,
lost jobs, and other diminished
opportunities

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DATA-RESEARCH (1)
Population in Augusta School District- 32
-933 students
District population -200,000
72% of population above 18 years old
Median Income- $37,723.00
Per Capita income- $17,088.00
School District-72% African-Americans
-28% Caucasians and others
Family nucleus
-45% single parent
-25%- grandparent/relative, no parent,
homeless

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DATA-RESEARCH (2)
Family nucleus
-51% single parent
-25%- grandparent/relative, no parent,
homeless

(http://www.city-data.com/top2/h7.html)

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DATA-RESEARCH (3)
Unemployment rate above 8% in
2010-2014

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DATA-RESEARCH (4)
Homeless rate the third-largest
in the state in 2014 and it is
increasing

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DATA-RESEARCH (5)
Education levels
More less than High School than the
state average (16.85% - 15.58%)
-Less Bachelor Degree than the state
average (12.6% - 17.71%)

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To create a haven
that will afford Tweens and families
various opportunities

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II. Established Plan


Framework
Mission and Vision
Goal Statements
Plan of Practice
Target Learners
Operating Hours
Suggested Programs and Events

1. VISION
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Enhance the family structure


Employ life-long skills for positive
socialization, etiquette, productive
citizens, independence, nurturing
Healthy nutrition and relaxation
Futuristic goal planning -college and
career ready
Foster reflective thinkers, communicators,
risk-takers, knowledgeable, principled,
caring

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2. MISSION

Help tweens and families achieve


economic self-sufficiency
Empower skills
Develop positive self-esteem
Clarify values to build a positive,
productive, and successful life for being
globally competitive

3. GOALS
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To cultivate a global community that develops


students to become productive citizens with
valuable ideas, beliefs, integrity based on
honor, courage, and commitment
Improve behavior, social skills, and positive
self-esteem
Develop parents/key family members as active
participants in the education and future of their
child/children
To reduce the placement of students in the
justice system by offering positive alternatives
that will help shape and mold the childs future.

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Who: TARGET
MARKET
Students in grades 2-5 and ages 7-11
Parents/guardians of these students
Consultants and nonprofit groups with a
track record of providing these services
Single-gender classes with subgroup
grades: 2 and 3, 4, and 5,
Maximum group size of 10 in each
subgroup
Maximum of 40 students total
Elementary schools in East Augusta
area with a goal to expand in the future

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When: HOURS OF
OPERATION
Monday and Thursday (4:306:30 p.m.)
Friday-biweekly (field trips,
family hour)
Saturday-monthly/bimonthly
(community time-fairs)

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What: DEPARTMENTS
Facilities and Environment
Classrooms for grades 2,3,4,5; ages 711*- first stage of program will address grades 2 and 3
Family Life Center
Ray of Hope Refreshing Garden and
Retreat Center
Literacy Garden
Computer Lab

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The achievements of an
organization are the results of
the combined effort of each
individual.
-Vincent T. Lombardi-

PUTTING THE PIECES


TOGETHER
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PROGRAM

Life skills for survival-communicating effectively,


character building, positive self-esteem, values,
etiquette
Leadership Academy-goal setting, choices, college
and career ready
Healthy, Wealthy, and Wise-healthy eating habits
with appropriate physical fitness, financial
planning, entrepreneurship, and wisdom principles
Family Time
Adventure Time- field trips, sportsmanship,
recreational activities, hobbies
Exploratory STEAM Lab
Community-based fairs-book, health, businesses
presentations, participants exhibitions
Projected Start-Up Date- January 2015-

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HISTORY

A new start up elementary school


and family life skills center
Non-profit, 501(3c) status
Provide a free empowerment life
center
Cultivating institution beyond the
walls of home
Personalized and defining moment

SUCCESS!
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SUCCESS!

SUCCESS!

If you find it in
your heart to
care for
somebody else,
you will have
succeeded!
-Maya Angelou-

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QUESTIONS?

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Author Information and


Credentials
Paraprofessional
Middle school teacher
Retired Principal of Barton Chapel Elementary
School
Mother of two sons
Resident in Augusta community
Faith and hope for our children We will stand for
our community and for a brighter future for
our children.

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Author of
One Woman Army
Evangelist Dr. Joretta Brewton
Akpo-Sanni
What do you do when you've
done all that you can do!
Stand! Stand! Stand!

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Resources
Poverty's Not Just for Cities: America's 10 Poorest Suburbs

http://www.dailyfinance.com/2011/08/16/povertys-not-just-for-citiesamericas-10-poorest-suburbs/

Augusta's suburban poor increase, more concentrated in high-poverty


areas

http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2014-08-01/augustas-suburbanpoor-increase-more-concentrated-high-poverty-areas

Single-mom homes rise in census

http://old.chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/05/22/met_314324.shtml
Augusta Homeless Population
http://chronicle.augusta.com/news/metro/2013-06-21/augustas-homelesspopulation-third-largest-georgia
Unemployment Data in Augusta
research.stlouisfed.org/fred2/series/AUGU213URN

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Grants
21st Century Community Center Grant
https://www.ga21cclc.org/
August CEO
http://augustaceo.com/news/2014/07/governorappoints-5-state-boards/
Community Grant for Central Georgia
http://www.cfcga.org/page.aspx?pid=513
Grants page
http://www.fundsnetservices.com/searchresult/61/
Georgia-Grants.html