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Outstanding Mentoring Program 2010

Michigan Commission

Promoting success at school and in life - one child and one afternoon at a time.

One of the surest paths to a happy and productive life begins with success at school – starting in the early years. Yet many children struggle in elementary school. But the good news is – when addressed early on – it takes just a little compassion and initiative to give these young people a boost that can last their whole lives.

Children’s After School Achievement (CASA), a community program of Hope College, was formed in 1987 to do just that in Holland, Michigan. CASA helps at-risk school kids before they slip through the cracks by providing free after-school tutoring and individualized summer school in addition to other educational and cultural-enrichment programs. In our first 20 years, hundreds of West Michigan youngsters have benefited tremendously through CASA. And we want to keep on making this positive difference for many more years to come.

CASA succeeds thanks to intentional programming, our dedicated staff, volunteers and generous supporters and financial contributors. Whether you are or might like to become a volunteer, donor, supporter, referring teacher or program participant, this site will help you join us in this important cause.


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