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Our Mission

Our mission is to provide outreach by promoting educational enrichment, one-on-one mentoring and service initiatives that will cultivate the next generation of responsible leaders.

Our Goals

  • To deliver relevant programs for adults that will aid in their successful growth as productive citizens.

  • To provide educational scholarships with defined criteria; and track the success of programs related to education.

  • To partner and build alliances with public and private organizations to provide opportunities and resources that will broaden our participants experience via internships, employment and community programs that strengthen their intellectual, health and social well- being.

Target Group

Our candidates are individuals who want to overcome their past and focus forward by conquering challenging circumstances.

A lack of education, job skills training, low self-esteem, or any combination of these obstacles may inhibit their progress.  We offer direction, mentorship, and accountability to help them accomplish their dreams of earning a degree, becoming more marketable and developing leadership skills.

Empowerment sessions are designed to provide knowledge, skills, resources, and services directed toward goal building.  They include, but are not limited to the following:

- Budgeting                       - Health and Wellness                                                                           

- Parenting Skills              - First-Time Homebuyers

- Financial Literacy           - Career Strategies

-Time Management          - Tuition  Assistance

 - Credit Management       - Career/Education Strategies


We are always looking for people that have the passion to help others and enjoy doing so. We count on community volunteers for the success of our programs, and we hope to raise awareness so that we can encourage community partners to join in and promote our mission to help others to find their way.

Consider becoming a Back at 1 mentor and assisting others as they navigate through a transitional and sometimes overwhelming period in their life.  If mentoring doesn’t appeal to you, many other opportunities are available where volunteers can share their time, caring, and expertise in support of our organization’s goals and objectives.  Just a little of your time can make all the difference!

Some of our numerous volunteer opportunities include the following:

  • Mentoring students
  • Serving as events teammates
  • Assisting with administrative duties

To join us in our efforts, complete the online Volunteer Application.  Please consider sharing your knowledge, skills, and abilities on any topic that empowers you!

The staff members of the Jake and Audrey Manley Foundation’s\Back at 1 Program are sincerely grateful to you for lending your gifts, talents, and time to the efforts of this mission.
“To be successful in life is to help others succeed in their journey.”