WE SUPPORT STUDENTS
Our vision is a community where youth reach their highest potential and become contributing members of society.
Our mission is to empower youth, especially youth of African descent, by providing opportunities for academic achievement, literacy and resiliency.
"At the dawn of a new beginning for our youth."
DAAWN, one of the signature programs of AALR, is kicking off a virtual learning environment that will incorporate Social Emotional Learning. Lessons will be pre-recorded and accompanied with interaction and movements that will keep the students engaged and motivated to continue their e-learning at home and during school hours.
It is our hope that this e-learning program will help parents navigate their child’s learning at home, as well as get the students excited about their new virtual learning environment. We will be utilizing both young adults and educators to host our e-learning sessions.
Weekly sessions will begin on Tues., October 6, 2020 (No session on Election Day), with the final session on Tues., November 17, 2020. Each session will last between 30 to 45 minutes, depending on the interactions and questions. Third through Fifth graders will start their session at 6:00 pm each week and Sixth through Eighth graders will start their session at 7:00 pm each week. We hope that you will join us for this exciting time. To reserve your spot for this upcoming e-learning program, click here.
CONGRATS TO OUR 2020 AALR SCHOLARSHIP RECIPIENTS!
We are pleased to offer scholarships to graduating seniors. Our winners this year are 2 outstanding young ladies. Congratulations to Kaija Harlow and Jumobi Arowolo!
Kaija, the recipient of the Rev. Henry Soles Scholarship is a 2020 Oswego East High School graduate attending Towson University majoring in Zoology.
Jumobi, a 2020 graduate from Illinois Math and Science Academy, received the Olivia Garth scholarship. Jumobi is enrolled in the GPPA Direct Medical program at the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Our scholarships are open to graduating seniors. Please check out our applications here.
New applications for the 2021 school year will be available beginning in January 2021. Visit our scholarships page o see all our past winners.
AALR ANNUAL HOLIDAY LUNCHEON
THANKS FOR ONGOING SUPPORT OF OUR HOLIDAY LUNCHEONS
Please save the date , December 12, 2020 for our next Holiday fundraiser. Due to Covid-19, our Holiday event will be virtual. We are already working on creating an engaging and fun event with games, raffle, and more. Please plan to join us for our major year-end fundraiser.
Our Happenings & Events page will have all the information you need.