Each mentee will be held ACCOUNTABLE through CREATIVE opportunities and experiences full of TRANSFORMATION and IMPACT , while working to OVERCOME obstacles, thus producing individuals who will NEVER-WAIVER in the face of adversity.
ACTION, Inc is a 501c3 organization created by a group of five mothers in Bowling Green, KY, who are passionate about seeing teens in our area succeed at whatever they desire to do. ACTION is the name we chose because taking action is more than just talking about change— it‘s being the change.
Executive Director, Sydney Jones, saw a need in this community and decided to do something about it:
“I worked at a community center a few years ago. When the children at the center turned 13, they couldn‘t come back. I started watching them hang out with the wrong people and engage in the wrong things. A couple years later, I was an intern with the Court Designated Workers. I watched some of the same kids come in after committing crimes, becoming truant, getting into trouble. But, it didn‘t stop there. I became a well known face for a foster care agency and, unfortunately, so did they. Sometimes you enter into the system due to your parents’ actions, and sometimes it is due to your own. Those kids were the driving force behind this organization. They needed me then and someone needs me now. The cycle has to end with someone. I’m going to take ACTION.”
Services offered by ACTION, Inc:
A - Accountability
C - Creativity
T - Transformation
I - Impact
O - Overcome
N - Never-waiver
The vision of ACTION, Inc. is that, by completion of our 6-12 month program, each student mentee will have a short and long-term plan of action to achieve desired success in academics, conflict resolution, employment, and/or transitions. Our hope is that, while the relationships between mentors and mentees may change, the support and determination will not.