About Us

The Assist and PFE Programs make Christian education more affordable by offering scholarships to students when they visit individually matched mentors. Schools play a key role in facilitating the positive inter-generational friendships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

1 + 1 = 2 Changed Lives

Since 2006, Southern Adventist University has had the unique opportunity to manage a one of a kind grant that creates a local, service-oriented student tuition assistance program that pairs participating students with mentors in their community. 

Students bring joy to the lives of mentors through visiting, reading, and playing games. When appropriate, they may also perform light housework and yard work. As young people build generational bridges and learn the value of service, they also benefit from the wisdom and mentorship of their mentors. In the process, their time together helps finance the student's Christian education. 

Mission

The Assist and PFE programs build intergenerational CONNECTIONS, providing opportunities for students and mentors to receive Christ's blessings of service, growth, and friendship.

Vision

"Every kid is one caring adult away from being a success story." -John Sharp

Goals

We accomplish our mission by providing students opportunities to:

  • Learn the value of service, empathy, and discipline
  • Benefit from the wisdom of a mentor
  • Help afford their Christian education

Values

  • Relationships: Promoting the development of long-term, mutually beneficial relationships between mentors and young people.
  • Service: Seeking to provide service opportunities.
  • Accountability: Fostering mutual accountability to achieve maximum program potential.
  • Partnerships: Cultivating partnerships with organizations committed to the mission and values.

Map of Assist & PFE Schools

US Map of Current Assist & PFE Schools

Link to Interactive Map: https://batchgeo.com/map/81c63dd3b0410363091c00f74d6fe854

Directions for Map: On left bottom side, click on Elementary PFE or Academy Assist to toggle between different programs.

Participating Schools

SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN ASSIST (45 schools currently active) Click for Dropdown
  • Andrews Academy (since 2008)
    • Program Coordinator: Joelle Ashley
    • School Phone: (269) 471-3138
    • 20 Participating Students
    • 2,345 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Atlanta Adventist Academy (since 2007)
    • Program Coordinator: Kandyce Hallam
    • School Phone: (404) 699-1400
    • 5 Participating Students
    • 389 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Bass Memorial Academy (since 2013)
    • Program Coordinator: Cathy Barker
    • School Phone: (601) 794-8561
    • 7 Participating Students
    • 2,095 Service Hours in 2018-19
    Battle Creek Academy (since 2013)
    • Program Coordinator: Phyllis Essex
    • School Phone: (269) 965-1278
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 108 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Blue Mountain Academy (since 2010)
    • Program Coordinator: Craig Johnson
    • School Phone: (484) 662-7000
    • 19 Participating Students
    • 2,474 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Campion Academy (since 2008)
    • Program Coordinator: Toni Odenthal
    • School Phone: (970) 667-5592
    • 12 Participating Students
    • 2,268 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Collegedale Academy (since 2006)
    • Program Coordinator: Missi Thompson
    • School Phone: (423) 396-2124
    • 61 Participating Students
    • 4,657 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Emerald Christian Academy (since 2018)
    • Program Coordinator: Marcia Solis
    • School Phone: (541) 746-1708
    • 2 Participating Students
    • 4 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Escondido Adventist Academy (since 2018)
    • Program Coordinator: Carolyn Hebbel
    • School Phone:  (760) 746-1800
    • 7 Participating Students
    • 220 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Fletcher Academy (since 2009)
    • Program Coordinator: Brad Durby
    • School Phone: (828) 989-2046
    • 6 Participating Students
    • 961 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Floral Crest School (since 2018)
    • Program Coordinator: Krista Carlson
    • School Phone: (256) 597-2582
    • 1 Participating Student
    • 145 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Georgia-Cumberland Academy (since 2006)
    • Program Coordinator: Susan Hullquist
    • School Phone: (706) 629-4591
    • 14 Participating Students
    • 3,634 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Great Lakes Adventist Academy (since 2015)
    • Program Coordinator: Loralee Mendez
    • School Phone: (989) 427-2403
    • 7 Participating Students
    • 895 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Greater Atlanta Adventist Academy (since 2015)
    • Program Coordinator: Constance McGee
    • School Phone: (404) 799-0337
    • 10 Participating Students
    • 427 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Greater Miami Adventist Academy (since 2017)
    • Program Coordinator: Cleopatra Trevilcock
    • School Phone: (305) 220-5955
    • 12 Participating Students
    • 1,780 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Greeneville Adventist Academy (since 2015)
    • Program Coordinator: Amanda Robinson
    • School Phone: (423) 639-2011 
    • 14 Participating Students
    • 1,247 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Gurnee Christian School (since 2016)
    • Program Coordinator: Delmy Jiminez
    • School Phone: (847) 623-7773
    • 9 Participating Students
    • 1,931 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Higher Ground Mission School (since 2016)
    • Program Coordinator: Abigail Matambo
    • School Phone: (505) 329-9160
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 330 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Highland Academy (since 2013)
    • Program Coordinator: Stephen Wilson
    • School Number: (770) 630-4970
    • 14 Participating Students
    • 1,787 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Highland Adventist School (since 2013)
    • Program Coordinator: Beth Corley
    • School Phone: (304) 636-4274
    • 9 Participating Students
    • 2,412 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Highland View Academy (since 2014)
    • Program Coordinator: ViAnn Johnson
    • School Phone: (301) 739-8480
    • 15 Participating Students
    • 762 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Hinsdale Academy (since 2014)
    • Program Coordinator: Kym Parker
    • School Phone: (630) 323-9211
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 345 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Indiana Academy (since 2013)
    • Program Coordinator: Karla Coupland
    • School Phone: (317) 984-3575
    • 22 Participating Students
    • 5,714 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Jefferson Christian Academy (since 2016)
    • Program Coordinator: Loevetta Tu'ipulotu
    • School Phone: (903) 665-3973
    • 8 Participating Students
    • 459 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • La Sierra Academy (since 2016)
    • Program Coordinator: Michele McKinstry
    • School Phone: (951) 351-1445
    • 16 Participating Students
    • 1,166 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Livingstone Adventist Academy (since 2017)
    • Program Coordinator: Sarah Corbett
    • School Phone: (503) 584-0350
    • 1 Participating Students
    • 95 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Loma Linda Academy (since 2016)
    • Program Coordinator: Carmen Soto
    • School Phone: (909) 796-0161 
    • 8 Participating Students
    • 182 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Madison Academy (since 2008)
    • Program Coordinator: Bennie Thompson
    • School Phone: (615) 865-4055
    • 9 Participating Students
    • 1,136 Service Hours in 2018-18
  • Maplewood Academy (since 2014)
    • Program Coordinator: Christine Haefner
    • School Phone: (320) 587-2830
    • 10 Participating Students
    • 900 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Mount Pisgah Academy (since 2007)
    • Program Coordinator: Karen Knowles
    • School Phone: (828) 667-2535
    • 6 Participating Students
    • 896 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Needles Adventist Christian School (since 2017)
    • Program Coordinator: Brenda Ellis
    • School Phone: (760) 327-4406
    • 1 Participating Students
    • 80 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Ozark Adventist Academy (since 2013)
    • Program Coordinator: Donald Upson
    • School Phone: (479) 736-2221
    • 11 Participating Students
    • 2,864 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Pine Forge Academy (since 2017)
    • Program Coordinator: Tracy Jackson
    • School Phone: (610) 326-5800
    • 2 Participating Students
    • 46 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Pine Tree Academy (since 2016)
    • Program Coordinator: Kristan Yeaton
    • School Phone: (207) 865-4747
    • 12 Participating Students
    • 492 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Redlands Adventist Academy (since 2018)
    • Program Coordinator: Chaltu Sandiford
    • School Phone: (909) 793-1000
    • 8 Participating Students
    • 267 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Richmond Academy (since 2018)
    • Program Coordinator: Jill Rodriguez
    • School Phone: (804) 784-0036
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 97 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Riverview Memorial School (since 2015)
    • Program Coordinator: Mary Merwin
    • School Phone: (207) 634-2641
    • 2 Participating Students
    • 233 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Rogue Valley Adventist Academy (since 2015)
    • Program Coordinator: Cassidi Sandefur
    • School Phone: (541) 773-2988
    • 4 Participating Students
    • 156 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • San Diego Academy (since 2017)
    • Program Coordinator: Denise Avitia
    • School Phone: (619) 246-9550
    • 10 Participating Students
    • 990 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Shenandoah Valley Academy (since 2012)
    • Program Coordinator: Susan Finlaw
    • School Phone: (540) 740-3151
    • 15 Participating Students
    • 1080 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Skagit Adventist Academy (since 2015)
    • Program Coordinator: Kris Hulet
    • School Phone: (360) 755-9261
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 145 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Spring Valley Academy (since 2013)
    • Program Coordinator: Vicki Briley
    • School Phone: (937) 433-0790
    • 2 Participating Students
    • 190 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Valley Adventist Christian School (since 2018)
    • Program Coordinator: Keena Dupree
    • School Phone:
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 72 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Vienna Adventist Academy (since 2015)
    • Program Coordinator: Betsy Caban
    • School Phone: (703) 938-6200
    • 10 Participating Students
    • 994 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Walla Walla Valley Academy (since 2018)
    • Program Coordinator: Brenda Clifton
    • School Phone: (509) 525-1050
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 69 Service Hours in 2018-2019
SCHOOLS PARTICIPATING IN PFE (161 schools currently active) Click for Dropdown
  • Asheville Pisgah Christian School (since 2014)
    • Student Coordinator: Gavin Perez
    • 6 Participating Students
    • 177 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Atlanta Adventist International School (since 2018)
    • Student Coordinator: Jennifer Hernandez
    • 1 Participating Student
    • 13 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Atlanta North School (since 2016)
    • Student Coordinator: Thania Cruz
    • 20 Participating Students
    • 791 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Avondale SDA School (since 2014)
    • Student Coordinator: Lynnette Smith
    • 5 Participating Students
    • 212 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Baker View Christian School (2016-2018)
    • Student Coordinator: Arvella Baerg
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 46 Service Hours in 2017-18
  • Baltimore White Marsh Adventist School (since 2018)
    • Student Coordinator: Esther Dada
    • 5 Participating Students
    • 82 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Bass Christian Elementary (since 2015)
    • Student Coordinator: Bruce Lane
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 112 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Battle Creek Academy (since 2016)
    • Student Coordinator: Phyllis Essex
    • 5 Participating Students
    • 110 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Bayberry Christian School (since 2017)
    • Student Coordinator: Cynthia Santos
    • 6 Participating Students
    • 210 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Beacon Academy (since 2016)
    • Student Coordinator: Leah Gray
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 70 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Berean Christian Junior Academy (since 2018)
    • Student Coordinator: Constance McGee
    • 12 Participating Students
    • 278 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Big Cove Christian Academy (since 2016)
    • Student Coordinator: Kathy Aitken
    • 5 Participating Students
    • 156 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Blue Mountain SDA Elementary (since 2016)
    • Student Coordinator: Laura Santiago
    • 2 Participating Students
    • 55 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Boise Valley Adventist School (since 2017)
    • Student Coordinator: Gerry Essink
    • 3 Participating Students
    • 58 Service Hours in 2018-19
  • Boulevard Adventist Academy (since 2018)
    • Student Coordinator: Dawn Wadsworth
    • 4 Participating Students
    • 93 Service Hours in 2018-19
Bowman Hills School (since 2014)