Dear Community Member:
United We Mentor (UWM) is a program working in collaboration with AV Partners for Health to empower children to gain a positive outlook on life and succeed academically. We accomplish this by matching at-risk youth with positive role model mentors. Our program is preventative and addresses the needs of an underserved population in the Antelope Valley. Many of the youth currently in the UWM Program face social and emotional barriers that hinder their ability to reach their full potential.
“Project Backpack” has been created to address the needs of the youth in the UWM Program. As a society we have the expectation that children will succeed in public education but many of our youth lack basic school supplies at home. This greatly affects their self-esteem, self-worth, and the ability to complete assignments. A standardized school supplies list has been established so that each backpack will contain the same items.
Your support of “Project Backpack” will enable United We Mentor to empower the youth in our program with the basic tools necessary for success at school. You have the power to put a smile on a child’s face, tools in their hands, and peace in their hearts. We need to embrace the children in our community so that they may become all that they are meant to be. When community partners come together to serve children, we all win! When the youth of a community have their needs met, they are happy, productive and can visualize a brighter future.
Monetary donations, backpacks and supplies are accepted by Program Coordinator, Charlene Horst. Please contact her at 661-886-3403. AVPH Federal Tax ID #47-0957404.