In 2015, On Purpose Academy and Mentoring Center started as a small outreach of Aspire Church in Dayton, Ohio. At that time, we served only girls. We expanded our services that now include licensed after school program with programs like our After School Advantage and On Purpose Preschool programs. In addition, we also offer “Literacy is Everything”, our reading initiative and “Coding On Purpose” our computer coding initiative in collaboration with Kettering Health Network.
On a weekly basis, our students gather to experience arts and crafts, performing arts, peer mentoring, cooking and Spanish. These are just a few programs now being offered at On Purpose Academy and Mentoring Center.
The Mission of "On Purpose Academy and Mentoring Center” (OPAMC) is to elevate and inspire youth to be goal oriented, purposeful, resilient, self-confident and service oriented. We do this by providing strategic prevention services and high quality mentoring relationships. Our passion is to serve youth in the Miami Valley who are statistically pre-disposed to academic failure, low self-esteem, relational aggression, depression, bullying, teen pregnancy, truancy, violent behavior and poverty. We promote academic achievement, technology training, self-advocacy, leadership, decision-making, a healthy lifestyle, community service and strong family bonds. We accomplish all of this in a fun and exciting environment that promotes the exploration of new ideas and new experiences