5-12 Elementary Schools
A spectrum of inclusion support for children/youth with disabilities, in most Parks & Recreation activities depending on participant’s needs (must request at least 2 weeks in advance). Specialized recreation programs, adapted to suit the needs of children and youth with disabilities, includes emphasis on social skills, sensory needs and fun!
Art Therapy Institute (ATI) provides direct therapy services using art. ATI’s Burma Art Therapy Project and iPad Project serve Chapel Hill and Carrboro youth. Program recipients are recent immigrants attending Chapel Hill-Carrboro Schools, and patients in the pediatric department of hematology/oncology at UNC HospitalsATI’s iPad project serves pediatric patients in the hematology/oncology wards at UNC Hospitals
Augustine Literacy Project trains and supports more than 700 trained tutors who help in our mission to improve the reading, writing and spelling abilities of low-income children and teens (grades K-12) who struggle with literacy skills in the Triangle. Volunteer tutors provide free, long term, one-on-one instruction using the Orton-Gillingham approach and Wilson Reading System® materials.
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.
ASNCOC, the Autism Society of North Carolina, Orange-Chatham chapter, is a volunteer organization of parents and supporters that provides a forum to strengthen the local community for those with autism and related disorders. As parents, we support one another with information and encouragement. Through the grapevine, members keep each other aware of current happenings.
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.
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;
Bridge II Sports is a nonprofit organization that provides opportunities for children and adults who are physically challenged to play team and individual sports. Bridge II Sports, in partnership with community partners, provides the equipment, coaching and play space, as well as develops teams.
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).