What We Offer
Only $20 annually (every calendar year Jan.1 -Dec. 31)
*Pick ups start at 11am on Saturdays *Drop offs can be made to the building @429 Pate Rogers Rd Fleming Ga 31309 (Please contact before drop off)
One Hand Washes the Other, Inc.’s goal is to foster a commitment to young people that will promote prosocial behaviors, strong interpersonal skills, and reassert a sense of hope in their future. Only through personal relationships can a sense of individual responsibility be reestablished that will give youth the commitment to follow through on a path to adulthood with a sense of purpose and accomplishment.
Through repeated failures in the classroom and the development of destructive habits, at risk young people have lost faith in the possibilities that await them if they are successful in putting their lives together. To accomplish this goal, young people must be in a caring, inclusive learning environment that promotes their best effort and reinforces personal respect.
One Hand Washes the Other, Inc. offers youth, that have already been identified as at-risk, an opportunity to work with a caring mentor to improve their ability to develop a positive attitude towards their future. The long-term goal of One Hand Washes the Other, Inc. is to empower the young person to break the habits that are leading to trouble in school and in the streets. One Hand Washes the Other, Inc. has four mentoring programs. They are as follows:
Changemakers is the central program of One Hand Washes the Other, Inc. At-risk middle school students and their mentors participate in a structured program of support. At-risk middle school students and their mentors participate in energizing interactive activities, followed by a seven-month structured program that includes monthly team building and group activities. The program ends with a graduation, but the mentors and youth remain together for the following five months.
Turnaround focuses on students who are chronically getting in trouble from middle
and high schools. The goal of the program is to rekindle the youth's commitment to learning and being successful. By empowering young people to finish school and learn vital life lessons, mentors are improving the student's success in the world as adults.
Higher Ground engages youth involved in the foster and juvenile court system. The mentoring relationship is utilized to establish a program of change in the young person's life. The mentor encourages goal-setting, self-discipline, and skill development that improves the young person's sense of hopefulness. Mentors and youth work together for a year and are also offered opportunities to participate in monthly group activities and outings.
Lunch Friends works with children from local elementary schools ages. Adult mentors have lunch with some of the "friends” and learn about the younger kids aspirations and dreams.