The mission of the Augustine Literacy Project is to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of low-income children and teens who struggle with literacy skills. The Project trains and supports volunteer tutors who provide free, long-term, one-on-one instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach and Wilson Reading System (R) materials.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Triangle matches low-income children, usually of single parent households, with a mentor who is over 18 years old in order to provide the children with a positive adult role model. Approximately 70 percent of mentors come from the UNC system.The Chapel Hill/Carrboro match coordinator is housed in the Campus Y at UNC-CH where the program is called “Big Buddies.”
Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate (BRMA) is a comprehensive support program for middle and high school students of color (African American, Latino, Burmese, Karen) in the Chapel Hill – Carrboro City Schools. BRMA provides students with mentoring, tutoring, advocacy, enrichment, leadership training, and scholarship support services.
Blue Ribbon Youth Leadership Institute seeks to provide youth with leadership skills necessary to become servant leaders in their communities, to make meaningful contributions to their communities and to empower them to be advocates for change.
Campus Y is a medium for service, activism, and social justice work where UNC students can engage their community internationally, locally, and right on campus. The organization houses several youth-serving committees, including Big Buddy, Carolina Kickoff, Catalyst Conference, Helping Youth by Providing Enrichment (HYPE), and Linking Immigrants to New Communities (LINC).
The YMCA uses day camp, team leadership activities, and a variety of sports and aquatics to build character, self-confidence, and leadership in children. The YMCA seeks to put Christian principles into practice through programs that build healthy spirit, mind and body for all.
Teens Climb High (TCH) is a teen empowerment program for middle school girls focused on evidence based pregnancy prevention curriculum. Serves: Middle School Female Students of Color Scope: 35 Students (as of May 2011) Services: Sex Education Size: 1 full-time staff, 2 interns, 3 volunteers Structure: Run by the Compass Center for Women and Families, the program serves Smith and Phillips Middle Schools.
Fusion Youth Radio (at the Marian Cheek Jackson Center for Saving and Making History) is dedicated to furthering equity, inspiring creativity, and promoting dialogue among youth from many different backgrounds by providing them opportunities to tell their stories in their own words.
The Human Rights Center seeks to advocate and provide resources for those who suffer exploitation and abuses of power by working with community organizations and local residents to address the needs of underrepresented communities in the Chapel Hill/Carrboro area. The Human Rights Center serves as an entry point for community and university organizations to work with the Abbey Court community in Carrboro.