After School Buddies

After School Buddies is a program where teen and young adult women coach elementary and middle school students in educational, personal, and spiritual growth. The following is a thank you letter sent to the Academy at Sisters from After School Buddies.

I wanted to be sure and thank you and the others from the Academy at Sisters for sharing your staff, your teens and especially Connie Peters. Your school provided an outstanding team who were wonderful contributors to our camp. EVERYONE loved all of them… from the youngest campers (we call them “Little Buddies”) to the other teen participants (Big Buddies) to our multiple adult volunteer leaders. Our adults in particular raved about the cooperation and enthusiasm shown by your teens. Your girls were fun, involved, engaged, supportive and much, much more. We wish all of our teen volunteers were as awesome as your girls!

After School Buddies is based on the principal that all girls are worthy of unconditional love and should be recipients of mutual respect and support. Most of our youngest girls do not necessarily receive that from their various living situations. And – even many of our “regular” teens need more of that same dose of “love” from those influencing their lives. (don’t we all?) It was great to be able to “employ” your teens to help give that love and attention to our younger girls –and – hopefully they received just as much back in return.

Thank you and your management team for making the choice to support ASB. I look forward to meeting with you at some point to be able to tell you so in person!

Charlene Schulz
Executive Director
After School Buddies, Inc.