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
- Carolina Panthers Donation
- Check out our A Better World′s Easter Play
- Thanks For Supporting Our Golf Tournament!
Thank you to the Carolina Panthers and Chris Manhertz, who awarded us with a $25,000 donation from the Players Impact Committee yesterday at A Better World! We were honored to be chosen and look forward to continuing our mission of uplifting undeserved youth in our community!
This year, our students put on an Easter celebration that included every single student at A Better World! The play was written by Ms. Harper, with poetry done by Ms. Bates’ class and a dance performance by students of all ages.
Thank you to everyone came out to support A Better World at our 18th annual golf tournament! It wasa beautiful day on the course and we set a fundraising record, which all goes towards providing a safe, productive after-school program for kids in our community. The photographs for the event can be found by clicking here. Make sure to tag A Better World on Facebook and Instagram when you share them! A very special thank you to Sonic Automotive, Forest Hill Church, Signs Now, Panera Bread and Bojangles for sponsoring!
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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