Atlantic High School's Teen Zone is the newest site added to the Food Brings Hope Family. We strive to support our students through tutoring, weekly grade monitoring, mentorship and provision of food. We also create opportunities for the students to give back to the community through various projects throughout the year. Our goal is to show our students the doors that are open for them to experience the world as a productivity citizen in our world. The FBH Program supported our vision of creating opportunities for all of our students by providing students engaging cultural and community service experiences.
AHS-TZ consisted of approximately 20 selected students, grades 9 and 10. Students were selected based on criteria set forth by FBH and recommendations from guidance counselors.
Our meetings began with grade checks for each student while others are simultaneously working on their homework. Students are taught to advocate for themselves to maintain passing scores by conferencing with teachers, completing missing work and meeting all requirements to correct and retake assessments. Tutoring and snack time followed. Each month was dedicated to a type of community service project, so our meetings revolved around the same theme. Students worked together to compose and submit poetry for our Literacy Fair, none of the students had ever submitted their work in a competition. These students were recognized for their entries.
More than 63% of our members increased or held their GPAs between Q2 and Q3. The number of students who hold a GPA above 2.0 increased from 63% to 73.6%. Attendance and behavior also improved inside and outside the classroom. Despite many obstacles that our students have faced this year, our members have shown an increased concern about their performance in their course work. Members have found the accountability that FBH offers keeps them focused on their education. They have seen that hard work truly does pay off.
Our students were introduced to Thai, Cajun, Southern and Mexican cuisine. They learned traditional etiquette and expectations of family dining in diverse cultures. We thank FBH for giving our students the opportunity to have these experiences. Our students are grateful for the wonderful opportunities and support that you have provided for our school.
Our TeenZone members have bonded and work together like a family. They offer support to one another and encouragement. We thank our Principal James Tager and everyone from Food Brings Hope, for giving Atlantic High School students hope.
100% of Food Brings Hope overhead is paid for by the Hosseini Family Foundation!
100% of donations to Food Brings Hope directly benefit students.
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