The Sheltering Arms Overview
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Target demographics: 90% of those served are low-income working families. 60% of families are headed by a single parent. Sheltering Arms enrolls children from ages 6 weeks to 5 years old, with summer camp and afterschool for children through age 8.
Direct beneficiaries per year: 15,000 (children and parents enrolled at Sheltering Arms centers, and trainees participating in the Sheltering Arms Georgia Training Institute)
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: Assist teachers in a Sheltering Arms classroom, providing one-on-one attention to young children during hands-on learning activities
Geographic areas served: Metropolitan Atlanta, Georgia. (Counties: Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fulton, Gwinnett)
Programs: Each day, Sheltering Arms serves almost 2500 children, ages 0-8, and their families in 16 early education centers in metro Atlanta. Centers meet NAEYC-accreditation standards, and provide comprehensive services for children, families, and neighborhoods. The Sheltering Arms Georgia Training Institute trains and credentials almost 6,000 early childhood and family support professionals each year.