The Mission of A Better World is to
rescue at-risk kids in West Charlotte from lives of despair by enriching their physical, mental and spiritual development. We aim to unite communities, parents, and schools behind the common goal of improving kids’ futures.
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 people.
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 ABW 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 ABW to help out. At Family Fun Nights, ABW provides 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 ABW
Sean Gabriel, a rising sixth grader at ABW, is one of the more thoughtful, introspective kids in the program. He asks why, works hard and appreciates his classmates and teachers.
“There’s good teachers and good students,” he says of the ABW staff. “You don’t have to come here and worry about hiding your feelings.”
Sean has bought into everything ABW has to offer, including the academic support, counseling and spiritual guidance.
“The other kids give me comfort. If I need someone to talk to, the staff and students give me that.” The ABW community is lucky to have Sean, just as lucky as he is to have ABW!
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!
Anybody can volunteer to work with kids in A Better World from the hours of 2:30-6:00 Monday-Friday. Volunteers can become a reading buddy, work with kids as a one-on-one tutor or help teachers as a classroom assistant. If you can’t make a weekly commitment, we also need volunteers to assist in our Family Fun nights once a month on Thursdays through the school months from 6-8:30p. All volunteers must be background checked and cleared before working with the kids. You can get more information by clicking on the button below and filling out the contact form.
If you’d like to volunteer or you have a question, please fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch soon. Thank you for your interest in A Better World.