Next Gen is an out-of-school time enrichment program for former Academy students in kindergarten through high school. Offering after school, summer, and remote learning activities and support, Next Gen’s mission is to empower youth to live out their passions, spiritual convictions, and creativity to succeed and change the world around them.
Next Gen serves as a distance learning hub for students that attend classes remotely due to COVID. The campus provides supervision, support, technology, and internet access so that students can keep up with the coursework. Educators and volunteers provide students with support for academic and personal growth, talent development, as well as tutoring and mentoring. When in-person classes are in session, transportation from area schools to the Generation One campus is provided at no charge.
Each One Reach One Mentoring is seeking more men and women to walk alongside the youth in this community. Mentors are asked to make a two-year commitment to spending a minimum of six hours a month, meeting at least twice a month with their mentee. We also ask that mentors check in weekly by phone when possible.
We match kids ages 4 to Middle School, and you can request the age range you are most comfortable with. The biggest need is in the range of 4-13 years old. Our goal is to have every student 4 years and older, that is actively engaged in Generation One through the Academy and Next Gen, after school program, matched with a mentor. When that goal is met, more children from the community can be matched. A mentoring relationship can really change the life of a child, in a fairly small amount of time!
We host teams for selected projects to improve the campus. Depending on the need, projects may be planned around group size and skill level. Ministry, student groups, and corporate volunteer teams are encouraged to come and help out.
You have special skills, talents, and interests that can be matched with a variety of Generation One’s needs.
Give a new reason to your race! Whether you like to run, walk, bike or swim, you can add raising awareness and funds for Generation One to your personal purpose for racing.
Kroger or Walmart gift cards for breakfast
Vinyl or neoprene gloves for food handling/first aid
Dawn Dishwashing soap
Plastic bath cups (3oz)
Paper or foam bowls (12oz)
Paper or foam plates
Gallon freezer/storage bags
Snack and sandwich bags
Printer Ink: HP 950 XL – Black, 951 – Color
Printer Ink: HP ink cartridge 564
40 inch monitor/computer touch screen
Canon T7i camera
Canon 50mm 1.4 lens
Mentors for our students
Three gently used laptops that are less than 3 years old
Wii Games/2 newer Wii Systems (kid-friendly, 4 player)
PlayStation 3 games (kid-friendly, 4 player)
X Box 360 games (kid-friendly, 4 player)
Touch screen monitor
8-10 tower fans
Little Tike’s 3' trampoline
Residential lawn mowers
Two window AC units (a 220-volt and a 110-volt)
Lawn mowing, weed-eating
Culture of growth training
Social and emotional learning training