Get to know some of those who have changed their lives

with the help of Avenue941.  

We want to see entire cities discipled through the avenue of neighborhood churches that establish a safe place of community while increasing literacy, having compassion for this next generation and fulfilling the Great Commission!

Your testimony and impact is next!

Meet Maya! 

Maya was struggling in her first year of school. She was failing everything and at five years old started believing lies that she just didn't have a good memory and that she wasn't smart. 

Then, everything changed....

Watch her story below! 


Jesus said,  “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”  Matthew 19:13-14

Testimonial by Parent Dana A.
Pastor Edward Barthell says...

"The education of our future generation is a vital part of our community. This is a chance to be a part of the change and sow into the lives of children who will one day be leading our city."

Dana A., mother to elementary-aged son

Pastor Barthell says he believes that mentoring can mean all the difference in the world to students.

Pastor Barthell, St. Stephens AME

Why tutoring?

  • There are 300 churches in Bradenton and only 53 neighborhoods.


  • Manatee County is in the bottom 20% of the state for student academic performance.

  • Only 49-51% of 3rd graders pass their reading test in Manatee County over the past several years. This statistic directly impacts addiction, crime, homelessness, etc. 

  • Bradenton is 16 on the crime index where 100 is the safest.

  • Some areas have up to 40% of kids dropping out of school.

  • A Sunday morning church service is only 1% of the week.

We can make a difference!

Harold Tortoise, Volunteer


Boosting reading and comprehension to encourage a literate culture


Nurturing the connection between the church and the youth generation


We will work together with our churches to fill the needs of over 1200 students in foster care.

We can work toward ending the crisis of homelessness


The benefits of children having mentors who speak truth into their indentity is endless

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