Mentoring 101

Mentoring is a development strategy that is used to help a child navigate a successful path from childhood to adulthood.   A caring and supportive individual works with a child to build a relationship by sharing knowledge and experience and offering advice, guidance, and encouragement to cultivate positive and healthy development 

(Auzine & Singh, 2019). 


MENTORSHIP PROGRAM

About Us

Current Operations

Clothing God's Lambs: Thank you for having a heart that cares about God's children!  They are fondly called "precious lambs"!  You can make a loving impact in their lives by sharing the clothes that your precious lambs or gran-lambs 😍 have outgrown.  One joyful helper is sending clothes to San Antonio!  Thank you, Ada!!! πŸ’—

Friends, without your kindness & generosity, we cannot provide clothes for children to go to school & learn.  You make our Mission of providing academic resources to less fortunate children possible!  We appreciate you being an invaluable part of our team & thank God for you! πŸ’—πŸ€©πŸ™

We are collecting clothing donations πŸ‘•πŸ‘–πŸ‘Ÿ from 27 Jan - 27 Mar 2020.   Please contact us @ 210.849.1737 to schedule a local pick up or mail donations to: A+ Academic Resources, 17460 North Interstate 35, Suite 430, PMB 309, Schertz, TX 78154

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Texas Big Harvest: Let's open our arms & hearts by working together to deliver the snacks & meals our students need to stay focused & learn.   Snacks and meals are education enhancement tools.   Statistics show that many students do not have adequate nutrition in Bexar County.  They go to school hungry & go home hungry.   Sadly, many students starve over weekends & holidays.   How can you help?   Please donate so we can provide snacks & meals to hungry students.  Together We Can combat student hunger!   πŸ™πŸ™πŸ™

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Transformational Relationships: Research indicates that student success is predicated upon caring & supportive relationships.  It has been insightfully said that every child deserves at least one person who is crazy about him or her.   This means a child needs a cheerleader!  😍 Children do their best when they are encouraged & loved.   We are recruiting highly motivated & super positive Mentors to help us transform the lives of students at Texans Can Academy through caring & supportive relationships.   If you fit this description, please contact us @ 210.849.1737!

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Transforming School Culture: A principal at a school in England got a super bright idea!  She decided that she wanted to empower students to make a positive and lasting change in their school's culture.   She did this by establishing student help desks throughout the school.  Index cards with Bible verses are readily available for help with "tough kid stuff" like bullying and sadness.  The school's culture has remarkably changed and tremendous gains have been made!  This incredible idea should be benchmarked in America's schools!   God's Word transforms!

*Order The Secret Power of Speaking God's Word for Kids at joycemeyer.org/PurpleBook

Current Events

Host-A-Box is still rolling!   Our goal is more Mission!   We do this by working together to pull in essential academic resources.   Please contact us to host a box to pack with school supplies.

Success Stories

Delivering Christmas Smiles was magnificent!  The Steven Garza State Farm Agency (Team Garza) & Team A+ collaborated again to deliver smiles to children who need brighter days.  🀩Compassionate & generous donors & volunteers raised $1,072 which brightened the Holidays, for Christmas will sparkle & shine even more with 102 smiles at Boysville & CASA!  A million thanks to Team Garza for going above & beyond to provide a Christmas filled with so much joy and love!

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Operation Back-2-School AY 19-20 was a strong finish!---$6,295 purchased school supplies and school clothes and shoes for SAISD students.   It took a T-E-A-M effort for us to sprint it in and cross the finish line!   Team A+ continues to grow as family, friends and community partners join forces and share resources to make student academic success possible.  We are beyond grateful!********************************************************************************

A+ Academic Resources Quotes for Good was a home run!   We collaborated with dynamic Steven Garza - State Farm Insurance Agent to raise funds for academic resources.   Our joint efforts resulted in $500 to provide gift cards for school clothes & gym shoes to 10 students at CASA. When nonprofits & businesses work together to make communities stronger & better, many lives are transformed!   A heartfelt thank-you goes out to Mr. Garza for his kindness & generosity.  ********************************************************************************************************

Clear the List was a major appreciation!   With the strong support & loving-kindness of the San Antonio community, WE helped 4 Outstanding San Antonio Teachers clear their school supplies list.   Words cannot express their deepest gratitude for the school supplies!   A huge 'thank-you' to all the super talented & inspiring Teachers for the great work they do for students achieve academic excellence & attain success in school, work, and life.   Teachers teach, inspire & LOVE!  

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The European Treasures Silent Auction netted $500 for Operation Finish Line.  These funds provided academic resources to Boysville students as they completed final graduation requirements.  We greatly appreciate all the crystal enthusiasts---thank you for your support!

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Team A+ participated in the SAISD Run 4 Education on 2 March 2019.   We sponsored a school that has students in dire need of resources for academic success and 10 students received gym shoes.   The run was so much fun!   Zumba was fantastic!   A Texas-sized thank-you goes out to Dominick, Sebastian, and the staff at Shavano Park Academy for helping us find the best gym shoes for the students.  God has blessed us with Angels in the San Antonio community!

*******************************************************************************************************************  Operation Christmas Blessing  was an incredible success!   Many thanks to all our "awe-mazing" donors!  The $2,950 went to the SAISD Technology Department to purchase laptops.   Students can check out the laptops from the library.   Some students do not have internet at home to do their assignments, so "internet sticks" will also be available for checkout at the library.    πŸ‘πŸ‘


The students at Boysville & CASA received $500 worth of books from Barnes & Noble for educational Christmas gifts.  The children at CASA requested books to expand their knowledge & improve their reading skills.  The children & Staff were thrilled about receiving the "wonderful" collection of classic books such as Beauty and the Beast, Charlotte's Web, To Kill a Mockingbird, Little Women & The Complete Tales of Winnie the Pooh.   A Texas-sized thank-you to Justin, Andrea & Meghan for helping us gather & load all the books!  Y'all are a major blessing!    πŸ’—

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Operation Sneakers was a phenomenal success!   Thank you so much for the generous donations! We met our goal of $2,000 which allowed 56 students in dire of sneakers to receive them.  Off they go to ball on the court, run on the track & sprint like superstars!   A huge thanks to Academy for all the "hot deals" & its' super awesome Staff for their helping hands & big hearts!      πŸ™

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Operation Back-2-School AY 18-19 was all net!---$7,841 purchased school supplies & clothes for SAISD students.   The students greatly appreciated the gift cards which allowed them to buy new clothes for school.   The students & teachers loved the clear backpacks from Academy!    πŸ€©

Community Partnerships

Boysville - A Texas Home for Boys & Girls

A+ Academic Resources has joined hands with Boysville to ensure the children have school supplies & tutors for academic achievement.  Boysville has received $3,000 in gift cards for back to school shopping & $5,921.96 worth of educational resources for children.  Boysville has many volunteer opportunities to positively impact children.  Please check out boysvilletexas.org to see all the awesomeness going on!   

POC: Beth Green @ 210.659.1901

Child Advocates San Antonio (CASA)

A+ Academic Resources has partnered with CASA to provide school supplies & deliver smiles.  CASA has received $2,700 in gift cards for back to school shopping & $3,199.97 in academic resources such as books & bookbags.  To learn about the great things CASA is doing for our amazing kids, please visit casa-satx.org.

POC: Monica Mejia @ 210.225.7070

San Antonio Independent School District (SAISD)

A+ Academic Resources has formed an educational partnership with SAISD to benefit students in San Antonio's urban core, 53,000+ students & 90+ schools.  SAISD students have received $11,465 worth of academic resources.   Our monthly gift to SAISD provides academic resources such as books to enrich the educational experience for students.  Also, we will provide Mentors & Tutors to help students reach their educational goals for academic success.

POC: Judy Geelhoed @ 210.554.2235

Texans Can Academy - San Antonio

A+ Academic Resources has linked with Texans Can Academy (TCA) to ensure high school students receive the best shot at academic success, so they can become impactful adults.  TCA students have received $1,382 in educational support.  Some of the programs & services that we are gladly providing are career counseling, mentoring & snacks and meals.  We look forward to helping the super bright students at TCA graduate as thinkers & achieve their dreams!

POC: Dr. Emilio Castro @ 469.258.7136

Environmental Sustainability Practices

A+ Academic Resources is joining the list of nonprofits that help keep Texas beautiful through the Adopt-A-Highway anti-litter campaign, Don't Mess With Texas.