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
- My Daddy Taught Me That
- My Sistah Taught Me That
- Open Doors of Asheville
- Salvation Army/Boys and Girls Club
Learn more about how to volunteer with middle schoolers through our volunteer center Hands On Asheville-Buncombe or contact Volunteer Engagement Manager Erika Goffin.