Our After-School Program is our longest-running program at Common Good. We provide a safe haven for students to study, bond, play, and share a meal during after-school hours. We support students and their families in North Lexington, including North Limestone, Castlewood, and East End neighborhoods. Our committed mentors volunteer their time each week to support and connect with students. Whether a student needs homework help, a supervised environment to play or hang out, or a warm meal, they have an opportunity to form strong, positive bonds, and develop lifelong leadership skills here.
The After-School Program supports 76 students in grades K - 12 and is available Monday through Thursday from 2:30 - 6:00 pm. The program requires the help of 60 volunteer mentors.
Our Summer Program provides a safe, supervised place for students to come during the summer months when school is not in session. We understand that childcare is expensive and often not an option for families in our community. And we believe that all students deserve a fun summer of recreation and relationship-building. This program supports our students and families through recreation, education, spiritual formation, leadership skills, and care throughout the summer.
The Summer Program supports students in grades K - 12 and is open Monday through Thursday from 1:00 - 5:00 pm when schools are closed for summer break. We rely on 40 volunteer mentors to lead programming and build relationships.
College is life-changing and can be overwhelming. Mission Transition is an optional program during our After-School Program that mentors high school seniors preparing for college. We guide them through college visits, test preparation, application assistance, identifying scholarship opportunities, and furnishing their first living space. Upon completion, our students receive a $1,500 scholarship to assist in their next step after graduation. As they enter college, our Path Program supports students as they navigate higher education.
Our Path Program mentors students after high school. This stage of life is full of directions to choose from, including continued higher education, vocational school, a career, or another route. We assist with job, internship, or graduate school applications, moving, locating and outfitting new living spaces, and navigating personal finances.
The Path Program is an option after high school and mentors individuals through basic care, life skills, education, and spiritual formation as they pursue their dreams.
Our Family Support Program is one of our most valuable programs. We believe our parents and guardians at Common Good are real assets — full of experiences, talent, ideas, and passion.
Through consistent support in the forms of advocacy, case management, parenting support, and leadership and career development, this program is a space for parents to learn, connect, and lead.