In the summer Ashunti has a free program called Ashunti Diamonds-n-the Rough for children ages 4-24 years of age. this program is for children who are at risk.
Our primary goal is to show them that there is more to life then just the neighborhood they live in.
Our older children 16-24 years of age in the community becomes peer counselors. they work with an adult counselor that governs over the children.
This program also helps the children 16-21 with community service hours for school.
We work hand in hand with cook county juvenile probation office to offer community service positions to avoid or prevent incarceration of our troubled youths.
THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGN TO ENHANCE THE QUALITY OF LIFE
1. LOOKING FOR KIDS WHO HAVE:
a. Dropped out of school
b. Kicked out of school
c. Has to do community service work for court or school
2 Preparing teens for college or permanent jobs.( ages 16-24)
a. job readiness
b.how to prepare for interviews.
1. job placement 2. resumes
3. Proper attire for interviews
4. Basic computer classes
5. Mock training 3. College placement
a. help children with financial aid (off site referrals)
b. scholarships for college( off site referrals)
c. will help with choosing the college that is best suitable for their career ( off site referrals)
6. Not all our children want to go to college or take a trade. therefore Ashunti has partner with factories, temp agencies and employers that are willing to train and hire them.
Diamond-N-The Rough Mentoring & Summer Camp Program May your kids enjoy a summer filled with, community projects, swimming, arts & crafts, baseball, basketball & volleyball, communication skills, reading & creative writing behavior modification/communication skills individual and special groups depending on the child's special needs. FREE Summer, FREE Field trips, FREE lunches & snacks in a structured environment with adult counselors & peer counselors on site.