Academic Excellence, Life Enrichment & Violence Prevention
Austin youth benefit from program partners, staff and adult mentors to help them identify, develop and utilize their own internal and external strengths. AEC programs help to reverse social and emotional barriers to success that youth often experience. To that end, adult mentors provide homework assistance, academic enrichment, technology exploration, recreation/physical activity, skill development and safety/supervision after-school. Ongoing activities include:
Literacy and Mathematics
Science and Technology
Health & Wellness
To meet the ongoing obesity crisis and growning health issues for youth and adults; Austin residents have access to classes in health, fitness and wellness education. Age appropriate instruction will assess individual health challenges and provide the tools to help them make healthier eating choices; including personalized exercise goals/options. Volunteer specialists in nutrician and exercise help track and movtivate youth and adults to reach their personal fitness/wellness goals.
Career Development Business Center & Financial Literacy
Austin residents have access to technology classes and job development skills. Though our highly skilled staff/mentors and program partners - residents create career goals, perform employment searches, resume development and participate in mock job interviews. Adult mentors help youth and adults focus on job retention and identify training/education gaps to maximize earning potention. In addition, youth and adults have access to financial literacy classes to improve credit scores, banking practices, budgeting and other money menagement skills.