Schools & Mentees
AOK volunteers who meet one-on-one with a student begin mentoring in elementary school. As the child progresses to middle school, AOK will coordinate with the applicable middle school to continue the tutoring relationship if it is desired by the student and the volunteer.
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As of December 2022* AOK had informal partnerships with the following schools:
Bryant Woods ES
Bushy Park ES
Clemens' Crossing ES
Dayton Oaks ES
Deep Run ES
Folly Quarter MS
Harpers Choice MS
Manor Woods ES
Patuxent Valley MS
Phelps Luck ES
Running Brook ES
Stevens Forest ES
Wilde Lake MS
In addition to one-on-one support of a student, some AOK volunteers are active in out of school programs and others are active in classrooms. The first two programs take place directly after school, generally between 3 – 6 p.m., and focus on academics. Enrichment activities are also provided. The Saturday Math Academy takes place from 9 – 12 a.m. Professional staff is present at all three programs.
Black Student Achievement Program (BSAP): Although the BSAP was established to help black students to achieve at as high a level academically as the student body at large, students of any race, who need additional academic support, can participate.
Bridges Across Howard County: This federally funded program has after-school learning centers in 18 schools.
BSAP Saturday Math Academy (SMA): This program was established to accelerate academic achievement in mathematics for students at all performance levels.
Some AOK volunteers also support entire classrooms at various schools, making sure to help the teachers and students succeed.
Other AOK volunteers meet with their mentees on Zoom which allows those who work to still be part of AOK, and those students who have busy school days to still participate. Zoom mentoring is also one of the only opportunities for mentees and mentors to continue meeting through summer. From 2023-2024, the Zoom mentoring program is supported and advertised by the Howard County government as part of the YEP! grant funding.
In 2019, AOK expanded to begin serving select Head Start students with additional, trustworthy adult support for the classrooms. That program has not picked up since the COVID-19 pandemic.
* Please note that partner schools may change from year to year.