Since the start of this mission, we have had supporters give unconditionally in so many ways. What we've found out was that most people truly love to give, most times they just don't know how. This platforms simplifies the receiving of support to our mission. By consistently being able to donate either your time, your treasure, and/or your talent, you are truly expanding and being a huge part of our mission. #LetsGrowTogether
Time - Donate your time during our unique service opportunities as we give back to communities in need. Additionally, donate your time during our fundraisers and campaigns.
Treasure - Support our mission by making a monthly donation that helps advance programs.
Talent - Donate a monthly service or skill that will help us continue our mission!
AGreaterU (AGU) is a “Residential Extended Learning Community” (RELC) created as a resource in predominantly low-income communities for young men, who we believe, would thrive in a better learning environment. We know the solution for educational and professional advancement for low-income youth lies in a comprehensive and creative approach to education, mentorship, and wraparound support. We are a residential family resource for young men who want a better future but may lack support and/or resources to create it themselves.Our community serves high-risk, under-performing students throughout the Chicagoland & Northwest Indiana.
#LetsGrowTogether is a multifaceted community outreach platform that provides a unique service experience for community members. Speaking engagements, live podcast episodes, workshops, and service opportunities will focus on self education, exposure, and of course, our #LetsGrowTogether movement.
Restorative Practices - Building a better sense of perspective, understanding and community by creating a safe space for communication and engagement.
It’s interest, not intellect - It’s our responsibilities as educators to ensure that our students are engaged with any information we expect them to retain and apply.
Cultivate Faculties - Every student on the planet has access to six amazing mental faculties that can be strengthened to create their dream life: will, reason, imagination, perception, memory, and intuition.
Develop Mindfulness - Our students will learn to transmute their emotions, as well as gain awareness on their connection to a broader world around them.
Life-long learners - The frequency in which our students explore and learn on their own will assure the trajectory of their life continues to slope upward.
Self-awareness - Understanding self (mentally, physically, spiritually) as it relates to our environment, as well as our thinking.
THE FOUNDATION OF ALL AGGF PROGRAMS IS...
SOCIAL EMOTIONAL LEARNING
We teach our own proprietary personal development curriculum that allows us to meet the youth where they are and improves self-awareness, identity, confidence. The curriculum includes restorative justice practices.
We consistently immersing young people in environments and subcultures that expand their beliefs and expectations. These experiences prompt emotional reflections of their values and past behaviors.
We use community service to expose our youth to the various way that they can give, build compassion for others, and inspire them to help others.