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.
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.
Boomerang is a youth development organization. Its mission is to inspire youth to bounce back from challenges and move towards positive change. It accomplishes this through its programs – Alternative to Suspension and Continuing Connections After School – which have served over 2000 young people since 2006.
Boys and Girls Club of Eastern Piedmont provides summer sessions and after school sessions which focus on the entire aspect of a young person’s life. We have Power Hour for academic/educational assistance; Smart Choices which addresses all the many choices a youth has to make and gives them the information and understanding of making positive choices;
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).
Grape Arbor Development Corp is a program focused on providing educational support, economic development, and cultural enrichment services to youth, families, and the community to develop productive global citizens. Grape Arbor Development Corp (GADC) is an 8-year-old program intended to engender leadership and coping skills, academic improvement, and social improvement in children K-12.
Every Tuesday and Thursday evening from 6:30-8:30pm, high school students are invited to attend a free community tutorial at the Hargraves Recreation Center coordinated by the Blue Ribbon Mentor-Advocate program. Students can work in small groups and get support from UNC volunteer tutors.
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.