What Now America Overview
Target demographics: Low-income youth and children, ages 5-18.
Someone who had 3 hours of volunteer time could: • Have fun with our youth and help implement our curriculum based on science, language, art and math.
• Mentor our older students and help with our cooking program in which you'll partner with the youth to prepare a healthy hot lunch for the participants each Saturday.
3. Assist in organizational admin or operations projects that can be catered to your skills and availability.
Geographic areas served: West Oakland
Programs: The organization leads K-12 grade appropriate, hands-on activities in the areas of science, language, art and math. These academic areas constitute the program SLAM. It is a 100% volunteer organization and is always looking for help to develop and implement the program, as well as have fun with the youth.
WNA believes that success in academics must be balanced by attention to comprehensive wellbeing. Therefore, they teach and model the importance of healthy lifestyles by providing nourishing lunches, structured physical activities and nutritionally balanced take-home grocery bags for youth and their families each and every week.
In addition to the weekly drop-in program, they provide information and resources in the areas of mental and physical health support and career and educational advancement opportunities. They also host various community engagement events each year.
You can help give youth the personal interaction and support they need to become well-rounded adults. On a typical day, volunteers work one-on-one with youth or in small groups of participants reading together, facilitating the academic program SLAM and playing outdoors. There are numerous volunteer opportunities to fit your schedule and interests.