RATL KIDDOS PROGRAM
Restoration ATL’s Kiddos Program applies a holistic approach to childhood development by providing under-resourced elementary school kiddos with academic, social, physical, and spiritual development programming. The RATL Kiddos Programming encompasses RATL’s After School Assistance Program (ASAP) and Summer Camp programs, which serve children transitioning out of homelessness and under-resourced kiddos in the 30315 community. The goal of the RATL Kiddos Programs is to provide kiddos with a safe and loving environment that allows them to learn, play, and grow in the midst of a challenging environment.
AFTER SCHOOL ASSISTANT PROGRAMMING
Restoration ATL’s After School Assistance Program (RATL ASAP) partners with Atlanta Public Schools to provide elementary school students transitioning out of homelessness and under-resourced kiddos with a high-quality after school experience in a safe, structured, and loving environment. Students receive one-on-one tutoring, social and behavioral programming, and recreational time that allows them to learn, play, and grow outside the classroom. Mission teams have the opportunity to “be with” students and engage in academic tutoring, social support, and recreational time during after school hours.
Restoration ATL’s Summer Camp provides kiddos transitioning out of homelessness and under-resourced kiddos with an uplifting summer camp atmosphere while remaining in the city! RATL’s Summer Camp is focused on creative discipleship that connects mission teams and RATL kiddos in a unique faith-based summer camp setting. Summer Camp provides mission teams with the opportunity to “be with” RATL kiddos through summer camp activities including community worship, engaging with Bible stories, skits, arts and crafts, recreational activities, character-building activities, and team lessons. Mission teams have the opportunity to serve, share the Gospel, and “be with” while providing RATL kiddos with the summer of a lifetime!
Restoration ATL believes relationships with each other can point us to a deeper relationship with Jesus. RATL mission experiences create an environment for residents and mission teams to grow in a relationship with each other, and ultimately closer in a relationship with Jesus. Saturday Morning Bible Study and worship nights provide a time for both mission teams and women transitioning out of homelessness to spend time in the Word, encourage each other, and seek restoration in their lives and relationship with God.
Restoration Atlanta’s “be with” approach to inner-city missions is transforming and restoring the lives of families transitioning out of homelessness and the lives of individuals who serve with RATL.
Myra is a former resident who went through RATL, transitioned out of homelessness, and now has a job and permanent housing. Myra will tell you that programming does not change lives, but Jesus and programming changes lives.
Julie and her family joined RATL for a Weekend Retreat and experienced the restoration of a RATL mission experience. Julie’s story encompasses the impact RATL is making not only for women and children transitioning out of homelessness, but the impact and restoration RATL provides to those who serve.