Students to Scholars

(Formerly known as The New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center)

(Formerly known as The New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center)

NEW NAME … SAME COMMITMENT

For 20 years we have worked with children and youth in the English Avenue and Vine City communities. This fall we are rolling out a new name for the New Life S.A.Y. Yes! Center - which will now be known as The New Life Students to Scholars Center. Though our name is different, our commitment to the children, youth, adults and families of English Avenue and Vine City remains the same - we believe everyone deserves a chance to be seen, to be loved, to be discipled, to have voice and to be hopeful about their futures. Furthermore, we believe all of our students have the capacity to learn, grow, and live into God's plan for their lives. We are so excited to walk alongside our children and youth as they mature from students to scholars.

New Life Students to Scholars Brings Partners Together Because Everyone Needs A Chance

Our integrative approach meets the needs of students within their urban context by forming a discipleship community with students who have been overlooked or considered to be the invisible ones. We bring partners together to form holistic support, serving alongside students and their families; not over them. We believe everyone deserves a chance to be seen, to be loved, to be discipled, to have voice and to be hopeful about their futures. We invite you to join the New Life Students to Scholars family. We are the after-school program with over 19 years of service to students in the English Avenue and Vine City communities.

Join the New Life Students to Scholars Family: The New Life Students to Scholars Center needs academic tutors, meal volunteers and new staff members. If you have a desire to work with some amazing students then this is the place for you. Join the New Life Students to Scholars family where you can make a real difference. Volunteers will attend an orientation session and pass a background check.


Twelve Months of Giving

In 2019 we are beginning a new partnership inviting all of our friends to invest in making our ministry to English Avenue and Vine City students sustainable. We don’t charge our students or their families for any of our services because the median household annual income for families in our community is $15,100/year. As we prayed about how we could continue to grow our network of support the Lord gave us this twelve month generosity plan. Each month we will highlight an experience that we provide for our students and ask our friends and supporters to help us cover the cost. Our sessions last for 13 week and some giving opportunities will be to cover a cost of a week of experiences, some will cover one time experiences and some cover every evening experiences. We invite you to bring life transforming experiences to well deserving students

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August 2019 - The Gift of Broader Horizons 

Travel and new experiences open young people’s minds to broader possibilities and bigger dreams! By exposing students to different places and exposing them to new things we give the gift of broader horizons. Atlanta is full of unique opportunities to experience different cultures, learn new traditions and be exposed to a diversity of cultures yet many of our students do not have access to these experiences. Travel opens education beyond the four walls of a classroom. You help our students explore the world outside their neighborhood through these field trips. Each outing is planned to provide a meaningful lesson and expand their vision experiences. For $250 you can provide a field trip for one class that will give our students the gift of broader horizons. Click on this link to give the gift of broader horizons: http://www.covchurchgiving.com/p-3184-general-giving.aspx


Become a part of the New Life Students to Scholars Family

Are you looking for a meaningful volunteer experience? Are you interested in being a part of interrupting the school to prison pipeline? You can give one hour each week to help a student through academic tutoring during our Fall program. You choose one day each week on Mondays through Wednesdays from 5:30 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. to tutor a student who needs help. RSVP to attend one of our orientation session to admin@students2scholars.com. All volunteers are required to attend an orientation session and pass a background check. We look forward to serving with you believing that everyone deserves a chance9

Academic Tutors Volunteer Team: Academic tutors are needed for our Fall session. You can volunteer for one or more nights per week, on Mondays through Wednesdays. You will work one-on-one with a student on homework assignments or academic skill enhancement.  We can't do this work alone. Join us in eliminating the school-to-prison pipeline. Consider joining the New Life Students to Scholars family today.

Monthly Lifeline Donors Needed: Our lifeline donors support our program through monthly giving. You determine the amount of your financial support each month. Your support helps us sustain and grow our staff and program offerings. Your gifts are critical to our ongoing ministry to children, youth and adults in the English Avenue and Vine City communities. Please click here to become a lifeline monthly donor or to make online donations to the New Life Students to Scholars Center. Thank you for making this ministry possible. We believe everyone deserves a chance!

Meal Volunteers Needed: Something very special happens over a meal that with people who listen and share about their day. Each evening we serve a home-cooked meal to our students. If you are a good cook and can partner with us by providing one meal per month, please contact Libby Hovey, our administrator at admin@students2scholars.com. Thank you for sharing your hospitality with our students.


NEW LIFE STUDENTS TO SCHOLARS CENTER STAFF

Veronica Gilliard, PhD is our Executive Director. She is a graduate of the University of Georgia with a Bachelor's degree in English. She also holds a Masters in Higher Education Leadership and a PhD in Philosophy of Higher Education from Mercer University in Atlanta, Georgia.

Libby Hovey is our Administrator/Meal Co-ordinator. She is a graduate of North Park University in Chicago, Illinois.

Andrew Ticknor is our Database Coordinator. He is a graduate of Olivet Nazarene University with a degree in Youth Ministry.

Gladys Ward is one of our Coordinators. She brings years of childcare experience and her love for children.