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
- Check Out The A Better World Virtual Luncheon!
- The Green Family′s Home
- A Story Of A Young Man Coming Out Of His Shell!
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!
We want to introduce you to Aiden, a shy, bright six-year-old who has been in the A Better World community for the last couple of years. The younger son of one of our teachers, he has always chose to listen quietly instead of being the one to raise his hand.
That is, until the last couple of weeks. He has started to come out of his shell during our virtual summer camp. During Monday’s camp, he messaged Mr. Anthony to request a lesson about learning how to tell time. The schedule was rearranged to accommodate a time-telling lesson and when the time came, Aiden was ready!
He offered to help teach the lesson by sharing his screen (reminder: he’s six years old!) and helped teach the class his favorite song to remember how to tell time. The kids loved learning from him and we can’t wait to see where he goes from here!
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!
- Become a homework helper! We need volunteers to help kids in grades with homework from 3:30 PM-4:30 PM Monday-Friday!
- Help out at Family Fun Night! We need volunteers to help serve food on the first Thursday of each month from 6:00-8:30!
- Participate in our annual golf tournament on April 22nd between 7:30 AM and 4:00 PM!
- Become a Reading Buddy with a student! Reading Buddies are matched up with one student for the year once per week anytime between 3:30-6:00 PM.
Consider Making A Recurring Donation To A Better World!
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