This fall, African Leadership’s Refugee Ministry expanded its services to refugees in South Nashville offering programs at the Highlands Apartment’s community room. The programs are open to all those that can have access to them.
We are in great need of volunteers for the following:
Afterschool Program: This program serves refugee children in Middle School as they really struggle getting used to their new school community. Come show love and help with homework and build relationships with these youngsters and you’ll find it extremely rewarding. This program is offered on Tuesdays, Wednesdays & Thursdays 4:00pm-6:00pm.
Kindergarten Ready Program: We are introducing a new program to help refugee families get prepared to put their young ones in school. As most parents don’t speak English, the children have a hard time to integrate into kindergarten due to lack of understanding and meeting teachers’ expectations. Come love on these young ones as they learn their ABCs, their colors, shapes and numbers. Help as they also learn to follow command and play well with others in a setting similar to a class room. This program will be offered on Tuesdays & Thursdays 10:30am-12:00pm.
Free English Classes: This program is geared towards adults. The English classes will be offered through trained volunteers, and a leading certified ELL teacher. This program will be offered to the refugee community around South Nashville, not just the Highlands residents. This program will be offered on Wednesdays 6:30pm-7:30pm. No need to be a trained teacher. Just be fluent in English. :)
All of these programs will follow the metro school calendar in terms of closings and holidays. We ask for the volunteers to give us a once a week semester-long commitment as we highly depend on the availability of volunteers and we’ve found this to be the best way to build mature relationships with those that you’ll be serving. If interested, please fill out our volunteer contact form or just email our coordinator (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Directions to the new Highland Park location:
From I-65: Take Exit 78 for TN-255 N / Harding Place and merge onto Harding Place. In 2 miles, turn right onto Nolensville Road. Highland Park is located just under 1 mile on the left. Turn into the O'Reilly Auto Parts entrance.
4646 Nolensville Road
Nashville, Tennessee 37211 (map here)
PRAY: Pray for the individuals and families who have fled their countries and seek a new life in a new land. Pray for their comfort as they mourn the loss of family, friends and their former lives. Pray for them to maintain hope and perseverance, and for those around them to be filled with patience, understanding and acceptance. Pray for the Mwizerwa family as they continue this ministry of love.
VOLUNTEER: Visit our volunteer page to learn more about the volunteer opportunities available. We need friendly, energetic volunteers to help with our after-school programs, our adult English programs, our life skills programs and more. Tell us what strengths and talents you have that you would like to bring to table.
GIVE: Your financial support sustains our educational and life skills programs and allows us to provide assistance to newly arriving refugees who desperately need help. Visit our Donations Page to learn more about contributing to the Refugee Ministry.
African Leadership is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that was founded in 1994.
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