Jasriel and Sasha: A Life-Changing Friendship

​Jasriel was only six years old when she came to our Mentoring Children of Promise Program. She had no father and her mother was incarcerated, leaving her elderly grandmother to raise her, two older brothers and a younger sister. Thankfully, Sasha, a freshman at Tulane University, had applied to be a mentor with our program at just the right time to be paired with Jasriel. Read More

Afterschool Enrichment: More than Homework

What happens when practice, guidance, and positive reinforcement are combined? For students of Volunteers of America’s Lighthouse Afterschool Program, confidence and competencies for future success emerge. Before enrollment in the afterschool program, the letters A – N – D – R – E sat flat on the page for pre-kindergartener Andre of Moton Elementary. As… Read More