Hello, my name is David Smith, President of At Risk Mentoring, a 501c3 organization. Our focus is to create a positive impact within the city of Aurora through encouraging and facilitating community connections by providing programs that benefit children and families. We offer year-round programs, all free of charge:
In 2018 we launched an initiative to establish a Mobile Tech Center. Phase I was to purchase equipment for a computer lab that would allow us to take technology into the different community centers of Aurora that we serve, that do not currently have it at their disposal. With this lab we would be able to help students and families during the school year, as well as offer Khan Academy, resume writing, job application assistance; the possibilities are endless.
Throughout 2018, we contacted and networked with a variety of community partners in an effort to raise the money needed to make this sizable purchase. By the winter of 2018 we purchased the computer equipment needed, completing Phase I.
Phase II of this endeavor is to purchase a bus and transform it into a state of the art Mobile Tech Center. This will include 10 workstations complete with custom seating, access to internet and printing, as well as a large screen audio-visual classroom display system; it’s going to be amazing!
We are thrilled to announce that we have found the bus that will meet our needs, and have made a down payment to secure the purchase. The purchase price of the bus is $17,000, the estimated cost for the custom wrap of the outside of the bus and retrofit of the inside tech center is $12,500. To date we have raised $10,000 so our current campaign is to raise an additional $19,500.
We are asking you to partner with us to complete Phase II. Anything you are able to do is greatly appreciated and will help us meet our goal. With your support we will be able to run technology programs in the Mobile Tech Center, and there will be no limit to the locations we can serve throughout the city.
Thank you for helping us connect with the children and families of our communities.
At Risk Mentoring is a 501c3 organization. Our focus is to create a positive impact within the city of Aurora through encouraging and facilitating community connections by providing programs that benefit children and families. Throughout 2018 we served over 350 children and their families with the following programs, all free of charge:
a. Winter and Spring Break Blast Camps for 1st – 5th graders
These are 4-5 day camps held during the school spring and winter breaks. Children participated
in daily fun activities and received breakfast and lunch meals.
b. After School Mentoring and Homework Club
This is held two days per week after school. We offer homework assistance and young
c. Summer Camp for 1st – 5th graders
This is a 6 week camp that runs 4 days a week. The focus was academically based activities to
bridge learning during the summer school break. Children received lunch.
d. Christmas Holiday Giveaways
We partner with Toys for Tots to provide toys for Christmas for over 70 children.
e. Movie Nights
We host family friendly movie nights in local housing communities.
MOBILE TECH CENTER that would allow “At Risk Mentoring” to bring technology throughout the city where it does not currently exist.
Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve conditions. Your generous donation will fund our 2020 Summer Camps.