Ways You Can Help:
There are many ways to get involved. Get Smart is designed to be a community that pulls together resources, strengths, and talents from those that feel the nudge from God to step out in faith and join something that is bigger than themselves.
1. Mentor a student. It is not necessary to feel confident in specific subject areas for tutoring. There is no need to feel pressure to make a weekly commitment. Mentors are those that are willing to reach out and build relationships with students and their families.
2. Offer a special program. We are always looking for new ideas, passionate people, and cool experiences to share with students. Perhaps you would like to share your experience in a specific career, facilitate a team building activity, or lead the students in an activity based on your favorite hobby.
3. Sponsor a meal. We provide a meal to students, their families, mentors, and the mentors’ families every week. We are always looking for those that are interested in planning, funding, preparing, and serving a meal.
4. Chaperone YMCA activities. The students are always looking for someone to work out with or challenge them on the basketball court.
5. Organize a fundraiser. We are always appreciative of those that are willing and able to organize and implement creative fundraising opportunities.
6. Write and manage a grant. Get Smart has been blessed with multiple grants, but it takes time to find new grants, and provide the appropriate documentation in order to follow through with grants we receive.
7. Offer an internship. We have many students that are ready and willing to get to work. They just need the opportunity to be hired by a caring and passionate employer who is willing to give them a chance.
8. Provide transportation. One of our biggest challenges is making sure that all of our families and students have transportation to various activities and programs.
9. Pray. We welcome all those that are willing to pray for the mentors, students, and their families.
10. Donate. Financial contributions can be made to Great Bridge United Methodist Church designated: Get Smart
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