Who Got You Through

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America’s Promise Alliance identifies Five Promises to children that contribute to their success as an adult. Number one is “Caring Adults,” stating that relationships with a caring adult is the centerpiece of a child’s development. Based on the need to implement high-impact tutoring and mentoring, the Middle Grades Network designed “Who Got You Through?” (WGYT), a volunteer recruitment campaign focused on recruiting a “second-shift” of caring adults to help students stay on track towards long-term success. As part of WGYT, volunteers work with various Middle Grades Network partners to support students one-on-one and in groups. 

Community Partners Include:

  • IRL (In Real LIfe)
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of WNC
  • Children First/Communities in Schools
  • Girls on the Run
  • Girl Scouts Peaks to Piedmont
  • Journeymen
  • My Daddy Taught Me That
  • My Sistah Taught Me That
  • Open Doors of Asheville
  • Salvation Army/Boys and Girls Club
  • YMCA

Learn more about how to volunteer with middle schoolers through our volunteer center Hands On Asheville-Buncombe or contact Volunteer Engagement Director Michelle Bennett.