Archives for June 2015

Dear Friend of OpenDoors,

How can you make this summer better than any other? Most children are very excited when school lets out for the long summer break.  Facebook is full of photos of families at the beach and on trips to historic places with education-rich visits to museums.  Many of us are looking forward to spending this time […]

Finding a Sustainable Home for S.T.R.I.V.E.

By Jess-Mara Jordan When I first found out that my VISTA project was going to include creating a mentoring program, I thought, “That shouldn’t be too difficult”.  The idea was that by using our new found partnership with UNC Asheville, we could connect OpenDoors students with college mentors in efforts to increase their exposure to college, […]

“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who’s going to stop me.” -Ayn Rand

By Lauren Jones Statistically speaking June 12 is not possible for D.  He is black, male, living way below the poverty line, and from a single parent home.  He’s been to jail, failed multiple classes, and been suspended time and time again, expelled from school, and he’s the father of three.  Society would tell you, what’s about […]