Parents face many challenges and raising children while in poverty exacerbates these challenges. Often times parents must make the difficult choice to either afford food for the week or purchase school supplies for their child. Unsatisfied that this happens in America,
Americans Helping Americans has been delivering thousands of school kits to students every year and also providing an entire school their students supplies to distribute to all students. Living in poverty shouldn’t exclude you from being prepared for school.
We also believe in the importance of afterschool care. A child’s education doesn’t stop when the bell rings. Many students lack the tools at home to assist in their education such as a computer, internet, or a proper guardian to help with homework. Our afterschool programs across Appalachia provides tutors and funding for extracurricular activities to help children learn in more ways than one. Also, the students receive a nutritious meal which may be neglected while at home.
Back to School
Vocational Training Support
Appalachian students don’t receive the same resources as students in
other places of America. Our grants sponsor after school sessions with
both tutors to help a struggling student as well as after school meals they
may not get at home; sponsor tutors and vocational sessions for career
building; provide school supplies to thousands of students yearly; sponsor
summer camp groups to prevent hunger, boredom, and isolation during the
long months of summer; and give laptop computers to students who do
not have a personal computer at home to enhance their education.
OUR IMPACT IN 2021
school supply kits were delivered at the start of the school year
computers were given to students in kentucky without home computers to allow them to complete research projects in their own home
students enrolled benefited from the after school tutoring in west Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, and Georgia
young adults attended our vocational school
Americans Helping Americans®: Bringing Digital Equity to Appalachia’s Students
The digital divide in education is a real and pressing issue in our modern society. It refers to the disparity between those with access to digital technology, such as computers and the internet, and those without. This equates to roughly 2.2 billion youth under 25...
Teachers Making an Impact with their Americans Helping Teachers Grant
Last May, Americans Helping Americans® announced the launching of a new grant program to provide funding to teachers in struggling school systems in Appalachia which lack the resources to meet classroom needs and other expenses that teachers would like to have to...
Afterschool Programs Start!
Big Creek People in Action, LAMP Ministries, Cumberland Mountain Outreach, Restoration at the Well
There can be no doubt that the best way to develop a love of learning in a student is to start off at an early age – even before they start the first grade. “One of our most rewarding programs is our afterschool program,” says Dyanne Spriggs, co-executive director of...