One Plus OneRecovering Our Roots by Investing in Our Communities

Through proper mentoring and tutoring, North Texas United Methodists can encourage children to live into the abundant life God desires for them. Education is one of the most critical foundations of society, and as such public schools can be seen as today’s mission fields. Within schools, we find a unique opportunity to serve children and their families.

Dating back to the founding of the “Sunday School,” The United Methodist Church has a very long history of impacting education. In the late eighteenth century, it was foundational to teach children to read the Bible. Today, we are recovering our roots through the public schools in our communities, through one-on-one mentoring relationships.

One+One transforms communities through its mentorship and guidance. Students who meet regularly with their mentors are 52% less likely to skip a day of school, 27% less likely to skip a class, 37% less likely to start drinking, and 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs.

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First UMC Dallas One + One One + One: One-on-one Mentoring - The initiative is One + One Dallas. One + One Dallas is a partnership with First UMC of Dallas, Dallas ISD, Pastors for Texas Children, The Meadows Foundation, and the CMO.
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Vista Ridge UMC One + One volunteers Vista Ridge UMC One + One Program Begins 5th Year: August 2017 - One + One builds children's confidence and develops relationships within the community By Bill Burden Business Administrator, Vista Ridge United Methodist Church, Lewisville Vista Ridge UMC will begin its 5th year in partnership with Rockbrook Elementary for the 2017-2018 school year. Vista Read More