About Us

OpenDoors helps at-risk kids, living below poverty level, with a support network of local families who provide mentoring as well as transportation to sports and extracurricular activities, tutoring, and school events. This network advocates for OpenDoors kids in the their schools and helps them gain access to school resources so they can graduate high school and flourish. These kids not only become part of our families, we become part of theirs and our community gets stronger.

We only pay for what we can’t accomplish through outside scholarships, donated goods and pro bono services. Donations to OpenDoors fund tutoring, tuition, transportation, sports fees and equipment, music lessons, field trips, emergency funds and more.

We invest in kids so they invest in themselves.

Common Questions

At risk for what?

Dropping out of school; illiteracy; incarceration; pregnancy; violence; poor self-esteem; poor physical and mental health.

Which Schools Support OpenDoors Students?

The great majority of OpenDoors kids attend our local public schools. However, there are some students who, because of unique learning differences or specific home situations, find select charter and private schools a better fit.  Please see our Resources section for a list of current approved OpenDoors community partnership schools.

Transportation?

OpenDoors volunteers provide transportation to camps, tutoring, school, extracurricular activities, and more. This gets the kids out of their neighborhoods, off of screens and off to practice, playdates, music lessons, afterschool programs or into nature!

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