An Array of Charm, "AAOC", was founded in January of 2004. The AAOC program was designed to teach today’s “little girls”, through classes in etiquette, manners, and character, to become tomorrow’s “young ladies”. Since that time, our mission and programs have grown both in depth and in scope. Our desire to dig deeper is grounded in our belief that every child can achieve his or her goals, despite his or her circumstance. Our unique approach involves “healing” the ills of cultural, economic, and educational poverty through gender-specific foundations training in etiquette, civility, and protocol. We understand that these are three universal languages that, once learned, empower our youth to transcend the social barriers they encounter because of their socioeconomic status. These languages simultaneously broaden the world they live in and narrow it, so that their life goals are no longer out of reach. These are languages that have been lost to many that live in the inner-city. Because of the legacy of drugs, poverty, and single parent homes, they have not been passed down by tradition. This serves as the foundation for all of our programming, which also includes academic support, character education, and leadership training. AAOC is poised to play our part in reversing the trend of inner-city youth who reach adulthood and are not equipped with the skills required to be successful in life.
An Array of Charm’s mission is to empower disadvantaged youth by equipping them with the academic competencies, social skills, and leadership training required to create permanent, positive change in their lives. We accomplish this through a foundation of training in etiquette, civility, and protocol- the three core assets that transform societal and socioeconomic differences into the common language of success. Each summer, AAOC provides affordable, accessible day camps for families of youth, ages 4-15. AAOC camps are gender-specific, culturally relevant and provide training centered on the themes of social and business etiquette, civility, and protocol. Youth also receive academic enrichment, character education, and participate in community services activities.
This will be year fifteen (15th) that AAOC has provided day camp services to youths in the Nashville, Davidson County community. For those of you that have been with us throughout AAOC’s inception, you may recall that in the year 2005 to present we have been featured in the local media, both printed and televised wherein we have continued to introduce our unique teaching concepts that involves etiquette and education. Our programs have been successful throughout the years because of our uniqueness and strong emphasis on social, life and academic skills for the youths in the community we serve. AAOC is aware that a large portion of the community we serve are under privileged and have been affected by the state of the economy and as such, in order to better serve our families, we have implemented, (CACFP and SFSP) financial programs geared towards providing assistance to those families in need of our services. With this in mind, please note we have been able to provide services to over one hundred plus youths annually that participated in our summer camps and aftercare programs.
Advisory Board Member
Caroline Davis - CEO/Founder
Barbara Horner - Site Director
Gregory Blackmon - PRN / Transportation Management
Jazman Bowles - Program Administration
Keivonte Newbell – Physical Ed./Coordinator
Caroline Davis - CEO
Lacie Simmons - Tutor/Coordinator
Jane Fentress - Teacher/Tutor
Kevin Walker -Martial Arts
Phyllis Robinson- Bus Driver
G. Wayne Davis - Attorney/ Monitor for CACFP & SFSP
Dewayne Newbell- Coordinator
Martha Rhodes- Program Assistant
Delores Martinez-Spanish Interpreter/Teacher
Bobbie Harris -Cook
Office: 1326 Rosa L. Parks Blvd, Suite A and Campsite: 1026 Cheatham Place, Nashville, TN 37208 AAOCcharmcamp@aol.com