Freedom School CHAMP

Children Achieving Maximum Potential


For 9th-12th grade youth who want to mentor and read to children and help them reach their maximum potential in mind, body, and spirit. Contact: Jason at 704.295.4837 or


The mission of Freedom School CHAMP is to help elementary-age children at Dilworth Elementary Latta Campus achieve their maximum potential in mind, body, and spirit. It provides an atmosphere where 9th-12th graders (mentors) and 1st-5th graders can develop mutually caring relationships.


Please complete the form below to become a Freedom School CHAMP Mentor. Even if you were a mentor last year you need to submit a new application. Please apply now even if you can only do 2nd semester.

Filling out this application does not guarantee you a spot, Jason Rhymer will contact you if you are accepted.

We will have 2 opportunities to serve this year. We need 30 mentors on Monday and 6 mentors on Thursdays at the Brookhill Resource Center. Monday at Dilworth mentors can be 9th through 12th graders. Brookhill on Thursdays is open to only 11th and 12th grade mentors. It is possible to do both Monday and Thursday if approved by the youth staff.

Dilworth CHAMP is a commitment for every Monday afternoon from 3:00pm until 5:30 pm at Dilworth Elementary - Latta Campus (formerly Dilworth Elementary School). Two Mondays will involve riding the church vans home with the students, so you will need to be available until 6:15pm on those days. You can sign-up for the van date of your choice at training. If selected to be a mentor, you must attend the CHAMP training meeting on Monday August 26 at 4:00 to 5:30 pm in the High School Room at MPUMC. First Dilworth CHAMP is Monday September 9th, and the first Brookhill CHAMP is Thursday September 12th.

Fall semester Dilworth CHAMP dates: Training at MPUMC 4pm to 5:30pm on August 26, Sept. 9, 16, 23, 30  Oct. 7, 14, 21,  Nov. 4, 18, 25 and Dec. 2. 

Spring Semester CHAMP dates - Training at MPUMC from 4pm to 5:30pm on January 13, Jan. 27, Feb. 3, 10, 24 March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30,  April 6, 20, 27 and May 4

CHAMP Brookhill Resource Center at South Tryon Community Church meets on Thursday afternoons from 4:15 to 6pm. All CHAMP training (for Monday and Thursday) is on Monday August 26 from 4-6pm in the High School Youth Room. Applications must be submitted and approved to qualify to be a CHAMP mentor. 

Thursday CHAMP meets every week from September 12 through November 21, and on December 5.



Freedom School CHAMP Driver or Dinner Server
We need parents to pick up meals at MPUMC and deliver them to Sedgefield on Mondays or drive a bus of students home each Monday evening.

Sign Up Here to Drive or Serve Dinner for CHAMP

Youth Van Riders Sign up here
We need 4 youth each week to ride along on the vans to take our scholars home. Each mentor is required to sign up twice.

Sign Up Here to Drive or Serve Dinner for CHAMP 2019-2020