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Higher Ground After School Program, Tucson, Arizona

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Address: 2400 W Drexel Rd
Tucson, Arizona  85746  
United States
Number of Volunteers Serving Nationally: 6
Number of People Being Served: 100
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Mission Statement


Higher Ground After School ProgramÂ’s mission is to maximize studentsÂ’ academic success and build the character of an adult who has a positive and meaningful role in his/her community.

Description


We are a free after school program serving K - 8th student providing after school tutoring and recreational activities. Higher Ground offer its services to the community free of charge. The program now maintains an average daily attendance of 50 to 55 students and a total enrollment of 70 students. We are located in the southwestern part of the Tucson metropolitan area, amidst the suburban communities of Drexel Heights and Valencia West, and is adjacent to the Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservations. Higher Ground is currently partnering with neighboring schools such as Pistor Middle School and White Elementary. Higher Ground has also developed community partnerships with the Pima County Board of Supervisors, Pima County One-Stop, Tucson Federal Credit Union (TFCU), Community Renewal Counseling Service, Mentor Kids USA, Sober Project, Instrumental Music Center, and Chicago Music Store. KOLD News 13 has featured Higher Ground, showcasing the program’s positive impact in the Community. Programming includes age appropriate activities in a variety of areas that address the academic, physical, social, and emotional needs of students. Higher Ground supports the schools by extending the hours that students can learn in a safe and stimulating environment where they can have a one to one personal attention. Parents are afforded the peace of mind that their children are being cared for in safe after school facility that provides positive reinforcement and identity development. Additionally, the program gives community members an opportunity to volunteer and interact with youth.

We are a free after school program serving K - 8th student providing after school tutoring and recreational activities. Higher Ground offer its services to the community free of charge. The program now maintains an average daily attendance of 50 to 55 students and a total enrollment of 70 students. We are located in the southwestern part of the Tucson metropolitan area, amidst the suburban communities of Drexel Heights and Valencia West, and is adjacent to the Tohono O'odham and Pascua Yaqui Indian Reservations. Higher Ground is currently partnering with neighboring schools such as Pistor Middle School and White Elementary. Higher Ground has also developed community partnerships with the Pima County Board of Supervisors, Pima County One-Stop, Tucson Federal Credit Union (TFCU), Community Renewal Counseling Service, Mentor Kids USA, Sober Project, Instrumental Music Center, and Chicago Music Store. KOLD News 13 has featured Higher Ground, showcasing the program’s positive impact in the Community. Programming includes age appropriate activities in a variety of areas that address the academic, physical, social, and emotional needs of students. Higher Ground supports the schools by extending the hours that students can learn in a safe and stimulating environment where they can have a one to one personal attention. Parents are afforded the peace of mind that their children are being cared for in safe after school facility that provides positive reinforcement and identity development. Additionally, the program gives community members an opportunity to volunteer and interact with youth.

Mission Statement: Higher Ground After School ProgramÂ’s mission is to maximize studentsÂ’ academic success and build the character of an adult who has a positive and meaningful role in his/her community.

Organizational Statement of Faith


Higher Ground seeks to provide a holistic approach to programming for youth. We are committed to supporting families with any and all challenges they face through the combined efforts of our staff, parents, students, and community. Values: • All students have the ability to learn and achieve success as they define it. • All students deserve a nurturing environment that allows them to develop a positive identity. • The development of positive identity along with academic success is essential for youth who will go on to have positive and meaningful roles in the community.


Denominational Affiliations


Assemblies of God


Local Affiliation



Program Type:


Education/Employment Program

Do you Require Formal Orientation Training?


No