S.O.A.R! is a community that is focused on providing the building blocks that will have an impact on the lives of individuals
"Potential can be ignited by one spark"
Mentoring is an integral part of the success of individuals. Mentors serve as guides, sounding boards, provide encouragement, a support system, a diverse perspective and experience, an outlet, and a resource. A mentor can make an impactful change in the life of an individual.
Our mentors work with our mentees to build trust, provide encouragement, hope, possibility and is accountable to the mentees. We work to foster a lasting impact that helps the mentees grow intellectually, socially and spiritually by creating an environment that is encouraging and conducive to character development.
Janice M Sutton Schorship
"Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world." ~ Nelson Mandela
The Janice M Sutton Scholarship provides high school seniors with an opportunity to obtain a scholarship. The scholarship is named in honor of a teacher who saw the potential in a student and helped that student realize and recognize their potential by developing an environment that is conducive that students succeed. Then going beyond to help that student attend college.
College Look Program
"Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today." ~ Malcolm X
The College Look Program offers students the ability to visit and tour a college campus. We believe that it is never too early to start thinking about college or vocational school, so we encourage 9th and 10th graders to go and take a look at a college and start to cultivate and develop a mindset that has an expectation of higher learning beyond high school. Our objective is to prepare, expose, encourage and motivate our students for higher learning.
"If the only tool you have is a hammer, you tend to see every problem as a nail." ~ Abraham Maslow
The Educational Assistance Program provides youth with computers and other necessary supplies that can assist students with school assignments as well as help students to explore their interests.
Toys for Orphans - Toy Collection
"Every child should experience the joy of opening a toy." ~ Kendall Thompson
Toys for Orphans collects and send new toys to different orphanages and organizations around the world. Each year a specific country and an organization within that country is identified. All the collected toys will be sent to that organization to ensure that the children enjoy the joy, love, and hope of receiving a toy.