PROJECT 180

Project 180 is a program created in 2010 that aims to make a difference in the lives of young boys in the 5th grade in the West Alabama Community.  These young men are evaluated on strict criteria that each 5th grade teacher is equipped with to determine which young men are striving for excellence. Each 9-week grading period, one male student is selected by his teachers to represent his school and 5th grade class as the Project 180 Award Recipient.  The Award Recipient receives a pizza party for his class,  movie voucher for a young lady in the class and a plaque.  The overall winner for the year is taken on a shopping spree to purchase all of their school clothes and supplies for 6th grade.

GIRLS TO LADIES

Girls to Ladies is our newest program created in 2019 that aims to make a difference in the lives of elementary age to teenage girls in the West Alabama area.  Organized by 3 University of Alabama students, the mission is to change the lives of young females by focusing on the areas of character, confidence, peer pressure and bullying.  

Through weekly mentoring sessions and group building retreats, the young ladies that are part of this amazing group are becoming more than friends.  They are becoming family.

ELITE Program

The ELITE Program focuses on our teens ages 13 to 18. Students apart of this program come to us from different backgrounds and our goal is to prepare them for the next stages in life whether it be high school, college, trade school or a branch of our armed services.  Through partnerships with various colleges and universities, we work diligently to equip our students with the necessities needed to excel at the next level.  Over 90% of our graduating seniors in the  ELITE Program graduate with a full scholarship to the college or university of their choice.

THE COLLEGE XPERIENCE

The College Xperience was created in 2009 to serve as outlet for college students in the West Alabama area.  Students attend University of West AlabamaShelton State Community College, Stillman College and The University of Alabama.  Meeting on the campus of The University of Alabama every Wednesday night at 6pm, these students engage in small group discussions, a real talk bible study, community service projects and mentoring campaigns that allow them to use their gifts to better serve West Alabama while here in school.

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