Backyard Bible Club (BBC) – Monday-Thursday 3:30-5:30 – Backyard Bible Club is an after-school program for elementary aged children in the Agape Development neighborhood. The goal of BBC is to provide children with appropriate, nurturing, consistent adult attention in a structured and engaging environment that teaches participants the importance of education, staying active, being respectful, keeping a positive attitude, and following Christ’s example in their lives.
BBC Assistant - Commit to coming one afternoon a week to work with the same child or group of children.
BBC Reading Specialist – Anyone with a background in reading intervention to commit to coming one day a week and working with our struggling readers
BBC Mad Scientist – Thursday 4:30-5:20 – Come share your science knowledge with our fourth and fifth grade boys! Plan fun, interactive, wacky science activities that will encourage our boys to . Can be done as a one-time or ongoing opportunity.
Try it Out
Bring a healthy snack any day Monday-Thursday at 3:30pm and stay to help with homework and other planned activities. Can be done once, weekly, monthly – whatever fits your schedule!
Childcare – Come play and interact with the children while their parents participate in Allies. Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 through April.
Teens with Dreams – Agape Development’s teen after-school program will begins it second year with it’s new location on Paris Street. Our aim is to provide individualized academic, career, behavior, and life skills counseling to teens in middle and high school. To this end, we will begin a commitment with a small group of teens to journey with them through their school year, assisting them in setting and achieving their goals.
Dream Team Guide – Minimum twice a month for one semester – Tuesdays – 4:30-6:30 Commitment is semester-long, but we hope that most of our Partners will go the distance with their teen for the entire school year. Volunteers will be partnered with a teen to discuss their spiritual, educational, and life goals, and then empower the teen to take action towards building a plan with detailed steps that are both short term and long term. Volunteer will work with the teen to make progress on these goals. Teens will have ownership, think of yourself as a guide – you have the resources, tools and experience to share but will let the teen develop a plan for themselves as they engage in research on the computer and at our college or job site visits during the school year.
Drivers – Tuesdays August-May – Many of the teens in our program attend schools outside our district. Help our teens attend Teens with Dreams by picking them up from school and dropping them off at Agape Development. Schools we expect to be picking up from: Yes Prep, Beatrice Mays, Lamar, Yates, and Core Academy.
Try It Out/In-Kind – Tuesday – 4:45 – Provide a teen friendly snack and stay to observe Teens with Dreams so you can decide if this is a program you would like to commit to.
Flag Football Coaches – September-November 2017- Sports – Boys – 3rd -6th grade
Games and practice at Texans YMCA
Practice once during the week
Games on Saturday, time TBD
1-on-1 Gateway Ally – High Impact (at least one a year)
A person willing to commit to walk with a new resident for at least one year; they meet bi-weekly and talk on the phone weekly; meets to encourage, pray, help problem solve, and give Biblical advice; reports to Gateway Director. Volunteers will assist with job searches and school applications- Volunteers will be trained on Agape’s job training procedures, school application procedures, and FAFSA procedures. They will be responsible for helping coach residents in resume building, positive job searching techniques, and assisting in transportation to different job searching locations. Volunteers will help navigate through the difficulty of college application and filling out forms for financial aid (FAFSA), register for classes, and get to know the campus they would be attending. These times can be difficult transition periods for young adults who are often navigating these life skills and big decisions for the first time. It is important that we can provide as much support, knowledge, and encouragement along the way.
Driver’s Education Partner
Several young adult in the neighborhood are working toward getting their driver’s license. Commit to working with an adult to complete their mandatory driving hours.