Many educational challenges exist for Spanish-speaking students. Watch this short video, produced by Furman University student and Neighborhood Focus volunteer Whitney Maness, as she interviews Lauren Dailey about the barriers to success many Spanish-speaking students face in school.
Summer is right around the corner, and Neighborhood Focus is gearing up to host the best summer enrichment program around for 2nd - 12th grade students! Our program reaches students who need it most, students who otherwise might not have a safe place to stay or anything meaningful to do once school lets out.
At Neighborhood Focus, students will enjoy days spent playing with new friends, participating in STEAM enrichment activities, working alongside mentors to develop and sharpen their reading skills, going on a mix of fun and educational field trips, and most importantly, growing in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Neighborhood Focus is special because of our volunteers. Every week, our volunteers selflessly donate their time to develop positive relationships with our students, helping with homework after school, serving as mentors and helping each child grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
This month, we’d like to introduce you to Michael Trotter, one of our valued volunteers at Neighborhood Focus. Michael has served within our organization for the past 2.5 years, having returned back to Greenville after living for 15 years in Fort Mill, SC.
Read on to learn more about Michael and why volunteering is important to him.
Neighborhood Focus alum prepares to graduate with honors and attend Furman University this fall. Read more about Cynthia’s journey to success.