The 1st Annual AMP for Kids Golf Scramble will take place on Saturday, Aug 29th 2020 at 9:00 AM EDT. Visit https://golfforamp.com to register or text AMPGOLF to 44-321.
CORBIN — Through healthy relationships, positive role-models and prayer, the Appalachian Mentoring Program (AMP) of Corbin is working to empower youth to break generational patterns and connect them with opportunities to achieve success, and they continue to need support from community members and organizations. [Read more…]
Kablam! I had recently retired from fifteen years as a nanny and was praying about what in the world to do with myself, when a small blurb in the church bulletin about a new mentoring program in Corbin city schools caught my attention. Yes! This was it! I was so excited I could barely control the gurgling joy within. I attended a meeting about it and then the training session. Hmmm. What was I getting myself into? As much as I wanted to be able to work one-on-one with a child who needed encouragement, the realities of some of the needs of these children discussed in the training session was a bit scary. Would I actually be able to make a difference, or would I be a big fat failure?
These past few weeks were all about adjusting to COVID-19. At the same time, we remain committed to building relationships and closing opportunity gaps for our most vulnerable children. [Read more…]
The current COVID-19 crisis is exacerbating the gaps we have been working hard to fill with the development of quality mentoring relationships. As the most recent blog from renowned mentoring researcher Jean Rhodes reiterates, it is our “marginalized youth who are likely to bear the heaviest burdens of trauma and economic fallout.” The longer schools are closed and support systems are not in full operation, the further out of the mainstream our at-risk kids are falling.
To help children in Appalachia thrive physically, emotionally, spiritually, and academically through mentoring.
To see under-resourced children and youth in Appalachia gain additional opportunities to succeed through healthy relationships with adults.
AMP is an IRS designated 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. We partner with several local organizations in Southeastern Kentucky, including :
• County and City Schools
• Corbin Independent Schools
• Local Churches