After School Facts
After School Fact's
After School Fact's

welcome to A better World!

A Better World is a 501C3 non-profit organization that reaches out to children and their families in the Ashley Park Community and the surrounding area to offer after school care, classes and training which will assist them in many areas of their lives. By enhancing the educational and holistic growth of these children & families, they will strive to actualize their potential in marvelous ways.


The mission of ABW is to transform the community (Ashley Park and the surrounding areas) and its families through its youth (K-12); by holistically developing children who are able to achieve their personal best academically, so they may become productive citizens who give back to their community through the use of their skills and talents. Simply put, A Better World keeps these children off the toughest streets of Ashley Park and Westchester communities, and away from the negative influence of gangs. As a result, their grades improve, their confidence grows, and they get a new positive direction in their life. Your support ensures that these great kids can actualize their full potential.

Our Heart The heart of A Better World is our children

A Better World (ABW) was born out of a heart that is burdened to help the under resourced. In January 2001, with the help of Forest Hill Church and many others, we started an After-School program to improve the lives of the downtrodden, and give a sense of community to our neighbors. As is often the case with children who come from broken homes, affected by single-parent rearing and impoverished conditions, children lack a strong identity with role models. So help out the heart of ABW and Sponsor A Chlid Today Click Here

A Better World keeps our at-risk youth off the toughest streets of Ashley Park and Westchester community by:

  •  Providing at-risk children a place to go after school vs. an empty home.
  •  Teaches character development which protects against the influence of gangs & juvenile violence.
  •  Cooks a hot meal for our children to relieve stress off of parents.
  •  Offers transportation from school and from ABW.
  • A Better World provides a safe haven for our children…Join Us!


Volunteer opportunities are available on a daily basis. Teacher assistants are needed Monday-Friday from 3pm-6pm. There are always volunteer opportunities at ABW. One of the main volunteer needs is for teacher assistants. Our teacher assistants help with homework assistance and tutoring. There are also opportunities to mentor. If a volunteer would rather not work with the youth we also have fundraising event opportunities where we assign tasks based on the scope of the event. .


A Better World Alumni

  • Graduate of West Charlotte High School Class of 2015. She will be attending UNC @ Chapel Hill this Fall majoring in Nursing with a minor in Medicine. Mia was the Captain of the Volleyball Team. President of the Executive Class Council and President of the National Honor Society. She was also Miss West Charlotte 2014.
    Mia Smith

Sponsor A CHILD

  • Become a monthly for as little as $25 a month we are able to provide a child with school supplies, food, and toiletries. Click Here to Sponsor a Child

Your gift will be combined with other sponsors to benefit all the children of ABW. Click Here to Sponsor a Child

Correspond with your child through letters or pictures (if you want). You are also welcome to visit their classroom and read or tutor your child. Click Here to Sponsor a Child


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