SUPPORT OUR SCHOOLS
The See Forever Foundation is a 501 (c) (3) not-for-profit organization that manages and supports the Maya Angelou Schools. For more than a decade, through innovation and persistence, See Forever/Maya Angelou Schools have run a highly successful academic program with a particular focus on:
- Court-involved youth
- Opportunity youth
- Students with special needs
- Students who would benefit from a non-traditional learning experience
Your tax-deductible contribution helps to support our mission to help students re-engage in school, heal from past challenges, and build the competencies they need to transition to become successful adults. While approximately 85% of our school’s funding comes from the government per-pupil allotment, the remaining 15% must be raised each year to pay for the wrap-around services we know our students need in order to succeed.
If you have any questions about fundraising or donating to the Maya Angelou Schools, please contact Leah Lamb, Chief Development Officer, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
“I’ve learned that you shouldn’t go through life with a catcher’s mitt on both hands; you need to be able to throw some things back.”
-Dr. Maya Angelou
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The See Forever Foundation/Maya Angelou Schools?
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The Combined Federal Campaign (CFC) is the world’s largest and most successful annual workplace charity campaign for federal civilian, postal and military donors. The See Forever Foundation is a member of the CFC, and our code for making designations is CFC#16882. If the your workplace is not a part of the CFC, contact your human resources or payroll department to learn about other workplace giving opportunities that might allow you to designate nonprofit organizations like the See Forever Foundation as your charity of choice.
Gifts of stocks are always welcome and are also tax deductible to the extent provided by law. To designate the See Forever Foundation for a donation of stock, contact our Development Office at email@example.com.
Check with your employer. Many employers will match employee donations to qualified charitable organizations. Your gift may even be matched at a level of 2 or 3 to 1.
Memorial or Commemorative Gifts
Make a contribution in memory of a loved one or give a gift in honor of a special occasion such as a graduation, birthday or wedding.
You can make a planned gift by naming the See Forever Foundation/Maya Angelou Schools in your will, trust, life insurance policy, or retirement plan. For more information on planned giving to See Forever/Maya Angelou, contact our Development Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our volunteers have made great impacts to our scholars over the years and we greatly appreciate the work that they do. If you are interested in becoming a volunteer, please read the various support roles below:
If you have a skill or talent you’d like to share with our students, consider being an enrichment teacher. From videography to yoga, students participate in engaging activities that help to connect what they’ve learned in the classroom to fun activities based on student interest. Classes are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:45 pm- 5:00 pm.
After School Program Tutor
Consider giving an hour of your time one day a week to make a difference in the life of a teen needing a tutor and mentor. As a tutor, you will work one on one with a student to complete assignments and projects, as a mentor, you have the power to positively affect student learning far beyond what they could learn in the classroom. Tutors and mentors make their impact felt on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm.
YALC GED Tutor
The new more rigorous GED exam is aligned with the Common Core and assesses students in reading, grammar, writing, math (computation, algebra, geometry), social studies, and science. We are seeking tutors for all subjects, especially individuals with expertise in math, reading, and writing. Volunteer tutors at the YALC work with students one-on-one or facilitate small groups in the classroom Monday-Thursday and Friday mornings. Our greatest need is Monday-Friday between 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, although we would welcome tutoring support through our academic day.
Residential Program Tutor
Because some students need additional support in order to succeed at school, we provide group-based residential housing for about 20 students who need a safe and secure place to live. Serve as a tutor for an hour in the evening, and help us be a family to a student needing one the most. The hours are flexible Monday through Thursday from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm.
College and Career Success Program
Are you interested in volunteering at a school? Are you in college? Do you like being around high energy students? Do you like to perform? Do you like to lead? If you answered YES to all questions, then this might be the opportunity for you. The Post-Secondary Success department at Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools is seeking volunteers to help coordinate college and career related exposure activities for students. These activities may range from recruiting dance groups at local colleges to perform for students during lunch time, or putting together a panel of college students to speak to students.
Sharing Experiences: Guest speaker in Future Focus Programming
Our Future Focus Program is helping to transform former high school dropouts to college students. Really! Through Future Focus, students learn about different career options, gain workplace skills, and participate in workshops and transition classes that focus on teaching the skills students need to successfully transition from high school to college and the workforce.
Throughout the year, we have a variety of special projects designed to engage students in fun learning opportunities and additional academic support. From career fairs, to SAT prep, to portfolio panelists, there are lots of ways to support students throughout the year? Even if you only have a little bit of time to give!
Pictured to the left is Maya Angelou student Destiny Bennett.
Pictured to the left is Maya Angelou staff member Erica Davis, who attended a service-learning trip through LearnServe in South Africa in Summer 2019.
The Maya Angelou Mentor Program
The Maya Angelou Mentor Program serves as an extension to our main girls and boys mentoring program. To fulfill our goal of empowering girls and boys from various backgrounds attending Maya Angelou Public Charter School and the Young Adult Learning Center, we search for women and men with interest to serve as mentors. Our program structure includes a pairing of one volunteer mentor to one student participant, referred to as mentee. Our objective is for each mentor and mentee to build a close relationship with one another.
We want our mentors to discuss the importance of post-secondary education, alternative paths outside of post-secondary education, and civic responsibility. We are searching for women and men to have enriching conversations with their mentees addressing topics such as; social injustice, racism, healthy relationships, etc.
Become a Mentor
We have immediate openings available for mentors. If interested, read more information and complete an online volunteer application that can be found, here.
You can also refer interested candidates to our site.
Donate online to provide Program Resources
We accept Visa, Mastercard and American Express using our Network for Good Donation Page. To donate, click the picture below.