A Better World’s Mission Is To
uplift under-served youth in West Charlotte from a life of adversity by enriching their physical, mental, and spiritual development.
Teachers at A Better World design interactive, fun lesson plans to help kids with areas that they are struggling in. Aside from this, teachers provide time for homework help so that kids have an opportunity to ask questions and get some help from knowledgeable, qualified educators.
i-Ready Reading Program
A Better World provides students with i-Ready, a cutting-edge computer program built to give them personalized, interactive lessons to improve their reading skills. i-Ready provides measurable data on student progress, allowing A Better World to verify that students’ reading goals are met and ensure they are on track to be reading on grade level by third grade. Students can also log onto i-Ready at home and the results speak for themselves: students have improved by an average of one grade level in reading for every 90 days they use the program!
The families of our students are involved and invested in our program, which is essential to our success. Parents join us for monthly Family Fun Nights in addition to completing tasks around A Better World to help out. At Family Fun Nights, we provide dinner and games for the kids to play while parents attend presentations by guest speakers on topics such as budgeting, substance abuse, education, employment and other important topics. Family involvement is key in keeping our program running and creating a community around the day-to-day operations of our program.
Stories From Around A Better World
- A Better World Christmas Party!
- Thanksgiving Giveaway!
- Check Out The A Better World Virtual Luncheon!
- The Green Family′s Home
Thank you to everybody who joined us on Facebook Live to watch our kids receive their Christmas gifts! Along with New Leaf Foundation and some key individual donors, we were able to provide more than 350 gifts to underserved families in the community!
Below is a 24-minute video full of uplifting stories, testimonials from community members and funny stories from around A Better World. Take a few minutes out of your day to check out what we’re all about!
We get to share an exciting and uplifting story with you! The Green family, who attended A Better World last year, were in a pretty tough living situation and found themselves looking for a more permanent home. Our Administration and Fundraising Director, Beyonka Fulton, took it upon herself to get them there. Enlisting her community partners, our board member Carl Fochler, and the resources that A Better World has to offer, Beyonka worked tirelessly to find them a home and Carl took them shopping to outfit the house and get the family a brand new closet of clean clothes and furnishings for their home. A very special thank you goes out today to Beyonka and Carl for their relentless support of our families!
Want to help?
Providing families with safe, effective and cost-friendly after-school care is critical to our success and the success of our students. Therefore, we rely on donations to keep enriching the lives of our students! Our students are provided with a hot meal five days per week, an iReady account that they can use to improve math and literacy skills, toiletries to last the months, classroom supplies and qualified and caring teachers to meet their needs. Your donation is critical to unite communities, parents, and schools behind the common goal of improving kids’ futures. Please consider donating today!
- Right now, with our program operating virtually, we need reading buddy volunteers!
- Volunteers will meet with a student once per week on Zoom and help them read a book that will be provided to them
- No technological knowledge is needed-we will train you on everything you need to know!
- To volunteer, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
Consider Making A Recurring Donation To A Better World!
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