Who We Are
Brave Foundations is a volunteer based organization that sponsors and supports the development and enhancement of education, self sufficiency, and well-being within our region. Literacy, though, can also refer to ﬁnancial literacy, information literacy, civic literacy, digital and media literacy, and many more. This focus on supporting a multitude of literacies allows Brave Foundations to create an environment for critical thinking — for our volunteers and those involved in our programming. Check out our Brave Foundations webpage for videos and resources related to STEAM, reading, youth and adult life skills, civics and culture, health and wellness, and sustainability.
We advocate the idea of literacy as a process of learning, as being personal, caring, reciprocal, community based, and ongoing. We accomplish this through specific programs as listed below:
Youth Literacy Program
Brave Foundations is dedicated to meeting needs in local elementary schools and after school programs, oﬀering mentors and volunteers to support students in their setting. These partnerships allow UNCP students to develop skills, build relationships, and develop a civic mindset through service. Student Service Leaders, mentors, and volunteers all work continuously to create positive change in our youth aged population.
Virtual Outreach Resource: https://sites.google.com/uncp.edu/bravefoundations
Adult Literacy Program
Brave Foundations and the CARE Center support the Adult Literacy Program, designed to assist adults in making decisions that can improve their way of live and enhance their self sufficiency . Not only does it focus on ﬁnancial security, it focuses on health and wellness. Topics include budgeting and money management, public and safety awareness, stress management, health and wellness, eﬀective communication and so much more. Those who attend the workshop will receive a voucher to the CARE Resource Center.
Professional Development & Other Programming
Brave Foundations can oﬀer support in professional development for UNCP Faculty and local teachers in their eﬀorts to creatively engage with literacy initiatives. We also seek to create programs based on the needs in the community and on campus.
Kevin Melvin | AmeriCorps Afterschool Vista | firstname.lastname@example.org | 910.775.4775
Sandy Jacobs | Associate Director for Service-Learning | email@example.com | 910.775.4598