Common Good

Working together for the common good in North Lexington.

Our Mission at Common Good exists to advance wholistic community development in North Lexington through leadership, education, recreation, and spiritual formation. Common Good's Vision is for our community to live up to its God-given potential evidenced by thriving children with strong families in flourishing neighborhoods. Our desire is that community members be reconciled to God and each other.

Become an after-school mentor!

The Common Good After-School Program serves students K-12 from 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM, Monday - Thursday throughout the school year. There are several components to the program:

  • Help students with homework
  • Enrichment activities
  • Recreation
  • Free time
  • Shared meal time

Volunteer mentors may request an age group to work with:

  • Younger elementary school age
  • Older elementary school age
  • Middle/High school age

Every mentor commits to volunteer for one afternoon per week throughout the semester. As a mentor, volunteers will work alongside staff to assist with the following:

  • Student homework: literacy and learning activities
  • Building relationships with students over the course of the semester
  • Lead some classroom activities and supervise play
  • Engage students in conversation, games and other free time activities
  • Serve as a role model, encourage good behavior and provide positive reinforcement for program participants
  • Participate with students in enrichment activities such as cooking, art, music, leadership development, and spiritual formation
  • Aid students in following the schedule for the day and transitioning from one activity to another
  • Lead students in cleaning up and caring for classroom supplies
Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today. Let us begin.
— Mother Teresa

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