WHO ARE WE
Soaring As Eagles is a 501c3 non-profit organization whose mission is to empower families of Title 1 schools through personal, emotional, educational, and professional development.
Soaring As Eagles began in 2009 with a vision to impact the lives of young people and their families. We have had the opportunity to work with family focus groups including teen parents and at risk youth.We have addressed topics such as mental health, drugs, business, gangs, and academic success with the youth in our community. We have also provided after school tutoring for middle schoolers.
In 2013, we received our non profit status with the state of North Carolina. We began an annual Family Fun Day with live entertainment, activities, prizes, ventors and food. We’ve sponsored fashion shows for the youth in our community and used it as an avenue to teach etiquette. Soaring As Eagles has now expanded to empowering families of Title 1 schools through personal, emotional, educational, and professional development. We believe that it’s important to reach the entire family. In most Title 1 schools, there are compounding layers, barriers, and issues of trauma that we must address. This population of low economic socio status is at risk families with extremely high ACE (adverse childhood experiences) which has a high correlation to negative behaviors as an adult. We aim to assist families with programs and resources that will increase educational levels, financial literacy, self-esteem, and hope.
In 2021, it was an honor for Soaring As Eagles to receive the NC Child Community Award.
Our programs consist of Saturday Academy, Pre-K JumpStart, Lunch and Learn (parent empowerment), and two mentoring programs, Sista Sista and Hanging With The Fellas. We also provide a strength-based case management service to help clients reach their goals.
Saturday Academy’s purpose is to assist third, fourth, and fifth graders with strategies for the End of Grade testing in the subjects of reading and math. This is a 1:1 student / tutor ratio program to give undivided attention to the specific needs of students. In addition to serving a hot breakfast our intermission involves a “brain break” with arts integration and stress management techniques.
Pre-K JumpStart is our way of helping the little ones be prepared for the structured educational environment that many have not been accustomed to. This program is specifically for three to five year olds who are entering pre-K and kindergarten. In addition to serving a hot breakfast, our experienced educators teach and observe not only academics, but social and emotional skills.
Our Lunch and Learn is focused on helping parents with the challenges they face on an everyday basis. We use Triple P (Positive Parenting Program) which is an evidence based program which increases parents’ confidence and competence in managing behavioral problems, reducing stress, and helps to create a stable and supportive learning environment. We found it vital to include financial literacy and job readiness skills. Our goal is to equip families to be successful in every area of their lives.