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

Texas Big Harvest: Let's open our arms and hearts by working together to deliver the snacks and meals our students need to stay focused and 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 and go home hungry.   Sadly, many students starve over weekends and holidays.   How can you help?   Please donate so we can provide snacks and meals to hungry students.  Together We Can combat student hunger!

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Transformational Relationships: Research indicates that student success is predicated upon caring and 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 and loved.   Therefore, A+ Academic Resources (Team A+) is recruiting highly motivated and super positive Mentors to help us transform the lives of students at Texans Can Academy through caring and supportive relationships.   If you fit this description, please contact us today @ 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

Delivering Christmas Smiles: The Steven Garza State Farm Agency and A+ Academic Resources are collaborating again to deliver smiles to children who need brighter days!  You can help add sunshine by bringing a wrapped Christmas gift for a child to the State Farm location.  It is conveniently located near Converse, Live Oak and Randolph AFB, so Air Force family and community friends please bring a gift and party with us.  We have lots of Holiday cheer!  

*See Event on Facebook

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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

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 and gym shoes to 10 students at CASA. When nonprofits and businesses work together to make communities stronger and better, many lives are transformed!   A heartfelt thank-you goes out to Mr. Garza for his kindness and generosity.   He is doing a whole lot of good in the San Antonio community!

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Clear the List was a major appreciation!   With the strong support and 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' goes out to all the super talented and inspiring Teachers for all the great work they do to ensure students achieve academic excellence and attain success in school, work and life.   Teachers teach, inspire and 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 will be able to check out the laptops from the library.   SAISD knows that some students do not have internet at home to do their assignments.  Therefore, "internet sticks" will also be available for checkout at the library.   How cool is that?


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

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Operation Sneakers was a phenomenal success!   Thank you very 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 and sprint like super stars!   A huge thanks goes out to Academy for all the "hot deals" and its' super awesome Staff for their helping hands and big hearts!

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Operation Back-2-School AY 18-19 was all net!---$7,841 purchased school supplies and school clothes for SAISD students.   The students greatly appreciated the gift cards which allowed them to buy new clothes for school.   The students and teachers loved the clear backpacks from Academy!   Team A+ looks forward to AY 19-20!   

Community Partnerships

Boysville - A Texas Home for Boys & Girls

A+ Academic Resources has joined hands with Boysville to ensure the children have school supplies and tutors for academic achievement.  Boysville has received $3,000 in gift cards for back to school shopping and $5,481 worth of educational resources for children.  Boysville has many volunteer opportunities to positively impact children.  Please check out boysvilletexas.org to see and feel 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 and deliver smiles.  CASA has received $2,500 in gift cards for back to school shopping and $2,769 in academic resources such as books and 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 and 90+ schools.  SAISD students have received $10,715 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 and 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.   Some of the programs and services that we are gladly providing are career counseling, mentoring and snacks and meals.  We look forward to helping the super bright students at TCA graduate as thinkers and 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.