WITH THE HOPE CENTER IN THE MEMO LINE TO:
SCHOOL TREATS, INC.
* Tax-deductible, 501(c)(3)
Mini-Grant #4: MOTIVATIONAL REWARDS
FOR THE HOPE CENTER FOR KIDS
2200 N. 20th St.
stock the Positive Impact Store
$1,250 per month to stock the store.
would like to help purchase more motivational items,
The Hope Center for Kids is a beacon of goodness in a
gang-troubled, poverty-stricken part of northeast Omaha. Located in the former
Boys Club building on North 20th Street, the Hope Center is an
important after-school resource for disadvantaged children and youth.
The Hope Center serves 21,000 hot meals every year,
entertains 400 kids regularly with a safe and fun roller-skating experience,
and boasts a high-school graduation rate for its members of 81%. That's nearly
twice the 47% rate attained by the low-income community overall.
The Hope Center's secret is a trained staff building
relationships with youth around a solid core of Christian principles for
As a motivational tool, the center has developed a
Positive Impact Store. Through the month, kids and teens at the Hope Center
earn points toward toys and gift items - tangible rewards that mean a lot to
them. They demonstrate positive behavior, attend the Education Center,
participate in the Art Center, conduct community service projects, and memorize
the Bible verse / social skill of the week.
Then they can earn rewards like these:
- Wrestling figures
- Hot Wheels and tracks
- Remote-control cars
- Fashion sunglasses
- African-American Barbie dolls
- Bibles and Bible covers
- Art & school supplies
Hope Center staff has found that these items are a powerful incentive for the
children and youth. But coming up with the money to keep the store stocked is a
After School Treats is pleased to supply
one $250 mini-grant to help meet that need, and hopes that many, many more
mini-grants from this website will be given to help keep a lot of "hope" in the
Hope Center! If you can help, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org