During the 2018/2019 school year and summer, OpenDoors programs directly served over 90 students across 16 different K-12 schools and 5 Colleges.
Through our OneNeighborhood arts program, OpenDoors students participated in 16 sessions of glass blowing in partnership with the North Carolina Glass Center. After over 40 hours of instruction, 7 of our students went on to sell their very own work, together earning over $650!
Students who participate in extracurricular activities develop pro-social skills like teamwork, goal setting, and communication abilities that make our students more competitive applicants to colleges and employers. (Snell- man, et. Al., 2015).
Without programs like OpenDoors, children in families below the poverty level are shown to be at least three times less likely to engage in a diverse selection of sports and other extracurriculars (Aspen Institute, 2017).
To & Through
Now in its third year, this program has reduced tuition and other fees for 9 students currently enrolled in college with 2 more joining the program each year.
Bachelor’s degree holders have higher average earnings and lower rates of unemployment than workers with only a high school diploma or Associates Degree (US BLS).
Our To & Through college access and completion program is designed to help our students graduate on-time, with little or no debt, ready for the next step of their academic and/or professional journeys.
Last year, OpenDoors connected 30 K-12 students with math tutoring during our 20 session program.
OpenDoors partners with The Asheville School, an academically rigorous, college preparatory program on a beautiful and welcoming campus. Asheville School staff and student mentors provide math tutoring to our students in a 1:1, sometimes 2:1 Tutor to Student learning environment.
This unique program runs most Saturdays during critical weekend hours when many students lack the opportunity to be intellectually engaged.
At the completion of the day, OpenDoors students attend lunch with Asheville school student mentors in the dining hall , getting to experience a little of life on campus!
We know our students need more access and equity outside of the classroom. Below is a snapshot of our enrichment and resource outputs for 2018/19
- 53 weeks of summer overnight and day camp activities for 17 students including: Outward- Bound, Sports Camp, ProjectUPLIFT at UNC Chapel Hill, College Visits, Drivers Ed, volunteer experiences, Camp Bob Gow School, Hanger Hall, Carolina Day, and The Asheville School.
- Best-fit placements in 16 public, private and charter schools and 6 colleges.
- 112 sessions of intensive, 1-on-1 tutoring during the school day for 5 students to improve reading skills.
- OpenDoors staff provided 10 hours of equity-based coaching for schools and community partners, reaching over 70 participants, extending our shared community impact.
- Pro-bono contributions from community partners help cover costs for roughly 50% of goods and services we provide. Please contact us to learn more about how you can support our work.
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