This year we are hosting Christmas holiday giveaways at four locations throughout the city of
Aurora that will serve over 350 children.
Our first 2 locations fall within Ward 7 and will be held as follows:
~ Thursday, December 13, 2018 at 6:00pm at Forest Ridge Community Center, 1217 2nd Ave
~ Friday, December 14, 2018 at 6:30pm at Main Baptist Church, 814 E. Galena Blvd
We will serve local residents including those at the AHA property at Eastwood.
Our 3rd location falls within Ward 4 and will be held on
Saturday, December 15, 2018 at 4:00pm at Divine Providence Ministries, 402 Sherman Avenue,
and will serve local residents including those at AHA property Southwind apartments.
Our 4th location falls within Ward 1 and will be held on
Friday, December 21, 2018 at 6:30pm at Lighthouse Worship Center, 111 East Indian Trail, and
will serve local residents including those at AHA property Indian Trail apartments.
If you would like to volunteer at one of our locations please click on the link below
At Risk Mentoring is a 501c3 organization. Our focus is to create a positive impact within the inner-city communities of the city of Aurora, through encouraging/facilitating community connections by providing programs for youth and families.
MOBILE COMPUTER LAB that would allow “At Risk Mentoring” to bring technology between sites where it does not currently exist.
Objective#1 – Transformation - A bank of lap top computers stored within a Mobile Computer Cart combined with several folding tables and chairs would instantly transform any area.
Objective#2 – Technology – The students that we have provided services to, do not regularly have access to computers while at home. “At Risk Mentoring’s” Mobile Computer Lab will help alleviate this problem.
Press Release: For Immediate Release
Jun. 27, 2018
Contact: David E. Smith Jr. - Cell: (630) 476-0171
At Risk Mentoring, in Aurora, IL, has the honor of gratefully accepting a $2,500.00 from the Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley. This grant is a part of their 2018 generous support of our program and will be utilized to help facilitate our Mobile Computer Lab.
The Mobile Computer Lab will serve teen-agers who are land locked for services. The challenge is to provide services to local youth. The issue is the lack of computer technology in the local community. The need is that while there are services available in the city, there are pockets that are not being reached. We sought to start an organization that reached out to kids that were not being serviced by existing organizations. While there were agencies and entities engaging local youth, large complex and public housing occupants were not being approached. “At Risk Mentoring” was formed to reach those youth who in a sea of services were being ignored. The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is helping us reach those kids.
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a non-profit, tax-exempt, philanthropic organization that administers individual charitable funds from which grants and scholarships are distributed to benefit the citizens of the Greater Aurora Area, the TriCities and Kendall County, Illinois. Founded in 1948, the Foundation provides a simple and powerful approach to charitable giving. Individuals, families, businesses, and organizations have the opportunity to custom design their own named funds that reflect their charitable goals and interests. Since its inception, the Community Foundation has grown to more than $80 million in assets and has awarded more than $63 million in grants and scholarships. For more information on the Foundation, visit www.CommunityFoundationFRV.org.
At Risk Mentoring’s purpose is “to bring access and availability of technology and progressive problem solving to children who have been labeled as “At – Risk” by their school or social service agency because of their economic reality or geographical area. If there is no intervention on behalf of a certain segment of our community, the prospects for a better life will become more difficult. Our “Mobile Computer Lab” could help bring technology on a rolling basis to children living in a forgotten area.
If you’re interested in learning more about how the Computer Lab could come to your area, assist a student, you becoming a volunteer or would like to make a -donation, please visit our website, www.atriskmentoring.com, or contact us via e-mail David@atriskmentoring.com. Or, you may phone us at (630)476-0171.
David E. Smith Jr.
The Community Foundation of the Fox River Valley is a collection of individual funds and resources given by local citizens to enhance and support the quality of life in the Fox River Valley Illinois.
We are dedicated to improving the lives of those in our community. Your contribution today helps us make a difference.