HOPE Worldwide Academy is a “Hero”!
Last spring, Orange County launched the nationwide HOPE worldwide Saturday Academy program at Heroes Elementary School in Santa Ana, CA. In a city where only 15% of the population is college educated and the crime rate is above the national average, volunteers offered more than a resource, they brought inspiration and hope to a group of young 4th and 5th graders.
The 8 week program aims to build student’s Math and English skills, while also focusing on character development. The students were even taught how to save money in the financial literacy segment from Senior Business Intelligence Developer, Diane Mitchell.
This fall, HOPE Saturday Academy returns to Heroes Elementary School with returning and new volunteers. The students are eager to begin the program again. Previous students showed improvement in academics, a renewed spirit and increased confidence.
Saturday Academy commences Saturday, September 24th. If you are interested in volunteering, please email moc.liamgnull@jonadrd