Youth Development

An Array of Charm Camps for Youth Development, AAOC

  • Nashville, TN
  • www.aaoccamps.org

Mission Statement

AAOC addresses the many products of poverty among at-risk youth- including low academic achievement, low self-worth, unemployment, drug use, crime, gang affiliation, and teenage pregnancy. An Array of Charm's mission is to empower disadvantaged youth by equipping them with the academic competencies, social skills, and leadership training required to create permanent, positive change in their lives.

Main Programs

  1. Girls Summer Charm Camp
  2. Etiquette & Education Program (E Program)
  3. Men of Honour Boys Summer Camp

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Service Areas

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Tennessee

We focus our services in North Nashville, which has one of the lowest median incomes in Middle Tennessee.

ruling year

2006

Principal Officer since 2004

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Ms. Caroline Davis

Keywords

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Youth, after-school, summer, etiquette, education

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EIN

55-0856946

 Number

2458980099

Also Known As

AAOC Summer Camps

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Youth Development Programs (O50)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

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Overview

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The past two years have seen tremendous growth in the work and scope of AAOC. Not only has our budget increased by at least 20% each year, but enrollment in our programming has increased from 25 students to 75 students. This growth is partly due to the establishment of a wonderful partnership between AAOC and Hull Jackson Montessori Magnet School, which has included AAOC serving all kids ages 3-4 with comprehensive after-school and summer assistance. We are poised to continue this growth and expand our services in the coming year. Through new funding sources, we are going to be offering our services to more low-income kids than ever before. We are also in the process of raising money to purchase a new building in North Nashville to house our services, providing more space to grow and serve.

Programs

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Program 1

Girls Summer Charm Camp

Our Girls Summer Charm Camp was created in January of 2004 to teach young females who primarily attend Metro Nashville public schools, ages four (4) to seventeen (17), to become tomorrow's young ladies. Our primary mission and purpose is to teach etiquette, self worth and esteem, character building, abstinence and many other activities involving basic social and life skills, primarily for the benefit of improving family unity and academics. It is an eight-week structured program that is supervised by Metro school teachers, college students and assisted by high school honor students. AAOC camp site is located at 1026 Cheatham Place, Nashville, Tennessee. The program is open daily, Monday thru Friday, from 7:00 am to 6:00pm and during that time we provide a nutritious breakfast, lunch and evening snack

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Females, all ages or age unspecified

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$19,592.00

Program 2

Etiquette & Education Program (E Program)

""E"" is our after school care program wherein we place a strong emphasis on Etiquette and Education. Location: 1026 Cheatham Place, Nashville, TN. Our primary mission is to improve grades and standardized test scores by assisting children with their homework daily, providing tutoring services in one or more subject areas (math, social studies, science, or language arts), teaching etiquette with emphasis on mannerisms and discipline and preparing students for standardized tests. The E Program offers academic enrichment activities for 50 students in grades Pre-K thru-8 at who attend Jones Paideia, Hull Jackson and more schools that are located in North Nashville. Every child that has has participated for at least a year in our E Program has graduated high school, and annually, over fifty percent 50% of our participants in the program will show progress in academic achievement by a 30% increase in one or more subject areas (math, social studies, science, or language arts) as measured by report card grades.

Category

Education, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Ethnic/Racial Minorities -- General

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$112,567.00

Program 3

Men of Honour Boys Summer Camp

Men of Honour Boys Summer Camp (MOH) is our summer program for young males which also provides the same activities that we teach our young ladies. At MOH, young males ages four (4) to seventeen (17) learn manners, team building, character building and basic survival skills. This camp opened June 1, 2008, and is also located at 1026 Cheatham Place Nashville, TN. Our purpose is to build integrity, health and character. At MOH we challenge our campers in many ways through mentoring, building lasting relationships, athletics, and academic enrichment activities. Since opening MOH, we have provided services to over 500 boys that live in the 37207 and 37208 zip codes. This summer we plan to partner with other local camps and compete in various activities to include basketball, soccer, ping-pong tournaments and football. Also, as a part of our community services, the boys voted this year to collect gifts again and present them to the boys that live at the Family Life Center located on Rosa Parks Blvd..

Category

Youth Development, General/Other

Population(s) Served

Males, all ages or age unspecified

Children and Youth (0 - 19 years)

Poor/Economically Disadvantaged, Indigent, General

Budget

$19,592.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

Tennessee

We focus our services in North Nashville, which has one of the lowest median incomes in Middle Tennessee.

Additional Documents

Funding Needs

We are in need of capital support to help purchase a new building to accommodate our growing enrollment and empower us to expand our services. The building will cost $450,000, and any support from the community would go directly to providing a safe and encouraging place for low-income youth in North Nashville to grow.

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An Array of Charm Camps for Youth Development, AAOC

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Principal Officer

Ms. Caroline Davis

BIO

15 years plus.

STATEMENT FROM THE Principal Officer

"This year, 2014, has been a great year for AAOC Camps for Youth Development. As everyone is aware, it is our tenth (10) year providing services to inner city youths! This summer we registered over seventy five (75) boys and girls for summer camp which amounted to an increase of fifteen (15% ) percent from last year. I am proud to say that the increase in enrollment is due to our partnerships with Hull Jackson Montessori School, Jones Paideia Magnet School, Head Middle School and Haynes Middle School. Then too, we have provided after school care services for the past seven (7) years to these schools and the local community of North Nashville. In summary, I am proud to state that AAOC operates yearly providing services to youths, parents and the North Nashville community as a whole. To accommodate our expanding growth, we are aggressively pursuing funds to help purchase a center to operate for our children so that we may continue fulfill our mission. "

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Mrs. Joyce Thompson

Retired School Principal

Term: Nov 2015 - Nov 2025

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