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Next Gen

Become a Volunteer

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

Become a Mentor

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!

Group Projects

Bring Out a Volunteer Team

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.

In-Kind Services

Donate Your Skills

You have special skills, talents, and interests that can be matched with a variety of Generation One’s needs.

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Team Generation One

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.

Critical Needs

Ongoing Supplies Needs

Kroger or Walmart gift cards for breakfast
Vinyl or neoprene gloves for food handling/first aid
Dawn Dishwashing soap
Baby wipes
Plastic bath cups (3oz)
Paper or foam bowls (12oz)
Paper or foam plates
Gallon freezer/storage bags
Snack and sandwich bags
Healthy snacks
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Development Needs

40 inch monitor/computer touch screen
Canon T7i camera
Canon 50mm 1.4 lens

Academy & After-school Needs

Glue
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)
Board games
Touch screen monitor
8-10 tower fans
Little Tike’s 3' trampoline

Community Projects Needs

Residential lawn mowers
Weed-eaters
Leaf blowers
Rakes
Hedge trimmers
Two window AC units (a 220-volt and a 110-volt)

Skill-based Needs

Lawn mowing, weed-eating
Engine repairs
Speech therapy

Donations Towards Costs

Culture of growth training
Social and emotional learning training
Facilities repairs

Ready to Get Involved?

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