With a vision to reach out with love and service to help children become well educated, self sustaining, and productive members of society, the Local Outreach Volunteer Educators mentor program is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that strives to provide one-on-on tutoring for Savannah-Chatham students.
Mentors use L.O.V.E.'s materials and proven techniques to help students become successful readers, master number concepts, and solve word problems. L.O.V.E. now encompasses sixteen schools within Savannah-Chatham County providing a wonderful partnership that is dedicated to achieving results for students and mentors.
If you would like to learn more or become a volunteer, please send your emails to:
The Deep Center, Inc. is a local 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that provides free, fun and challenging writing workshops to more than 400 SCCPSS students each year.
The organization's mission is to improve literacy by getting students ages 8-18 excited about reading and writing. So far, they’ve been very effective in doing just that.
Motivated, curious, and innovative volunteers are the cornerstone of success. To learn more about Deep or to view some stellar student work, please visit the website below:
THE MEDIATION CENTER
Over the past twenty years, The Mediation Center of the Coastal Empire Inc. has trained over 180 volunteer mediators, conducted over 8,000 mediations and facilitated nearly five thousand settlements.
The mission of the Mediation Center is:
To provide and promote within the community methods other than litigation for settling disputes; which alternatives (including but not limited to mediation) shall be confidential, inexpensive, prompt and readily accessible to everyone.
To maintain a trained, qualified and competent staff to provide these alternative methods and to conduct a program of continuing training and other means of quality assurance.
To provide opportunities for training in alternative dispute resolution to schools, other agencies, and or individuals, in order to enhance these skills throughout the community.
For more information visit: http://www.mediationsavannah.com/tp40/default.asp?ID=85920
100 Black Men
100 Black Men of America, Inc. is committed to the intellectual development of youth and the economic empowerment of the African American community based on the following precepts: respect for family, spirituality, justice, and integrity.
100 Black Men of America, Inc. seeks to serve as a beacon of leadership by utilizing our diverse talents to create environments where our children are motivated to achieve, and to empower our people to become self-sufficient shareholders in the economic and social fabric of the communities we serve.
The mission of the 100 Black Men of America, Inc. is to improve the quality of life within our communities and enhance educational and economic opportunities for all African Americans.
For find out how to get involved visit: http://www.100blackmensav.org/.
Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters dedicates itself to creating moments where you get back as much as you give, and know you enrich a life just by being there. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donor and volunteer supported mentoring program for youth, providing needed support to children in our local community through professional supported one-to-one relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Coastal Empire matches children ages 6 through 16 with adults and young adult volunteer mentors.
The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to make a positive difference in the lives of children by promoting their self-esteem, expanding their awareness of life’s opportunities, and providing them with guidance and support through long-term, one-to-one mentoring with caring adults.
To learn how to become a volunteer visit: http://www.bbbscoastalempire.org/.
Junior League of Savannah
The Junior League of Savannah is an organization of women committed to promoting voluntarism, developing the potential of women, and improving communities through the effective action and leadership of trained volunteers.
The League is focuses its efforts on women and children’s advocacy. The organization believes that women and children deserve to be empowered through quality opportunities in order to thrive and to be contributing members of our community. These opportunities should develop the whole person socially, emotionally, physically, as well as academically.
For more information visit: http://www.jrleaguesav.org/.
DonorsChoose.org is an online charity that makes it easy for anyone to help students in need. Public school teacher from every corner of America post classroom project requests on DonorsChoose.org. Requests range from pencils for a poetry writing unit, to violins for a school recital, to microscope slides for a biology class.
You can browse project requests and give any amount to the one that inspires you. Once a project reaches its funding goal, DonorsChoose.org delivers the materials to the school. After you have donated you will receive photos of your project taking place, a thank-you letter from the teacher, and a cost report showing how each dollar was spent. If you give over $50, you’ll also receive hand-written thank-you letters from the students.
At DonorsChoose.org, you can give as little as $1 and give the same level of choice, transparency, and feedback that is traditionally reserved for someone who gives millions.
To find SCCPSS schools on DonorsChoose.org visit http://www.donorschoose.org/donors/search.html?state=GA&community=1215:1 or click Search Projects and Select Georgia>Chatham County.
Using hands-on experiences, Junior Achievement of Georgia inspires and prepares young people to succeed in a global economy. JA of George opens the minds of over 100,000 students each year to their full potential by bringing the business and educational communities.
JA teams up with local business and community volunteers, who come into the K-12 classroom or host middle and high school students, for JA Job Shadow, delivering JA programs in the areas of financial literacy, entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial thinking, and global workforce readiness. The dynamic interaction between students and volunteers with practical business experience promotes active learning and brings theory to life, while also allowing students to see a real-world model of someone who can demonstrate the value of business on a first-hand basis. These learning experiences establish the foundation on which young people can build the skills and attitudes necessary to succeed in a fast-paced world.
For more information regarding Junior Achievement visit: