SUPER KIDS CLUB
Every child is full of God-given potential and possibility. Yet, quite often our kids simply don’t believe this about themselves and struggle with low self-confidence when they don’t do well in school. New Horizons is committed to telling kids a different story. The Super Kids Club addresses the emotional, educational, and spiritual needs of underserved, at-risk elementary kids by providing a safe Afterschool Learning Community for kids to belong throughout the school year. Kids attend Super Kids Club four days a week at no-cost to learn in a highly relational environment with the support of caring mentors. One student at a time, we are telling them a different story and providing support they need to achieve.
While reading well is foundational for a student’s success, many of our students read below grade level. Volunteers from across our community work with kids in small guided reading groups to read 30 minutes each day and encourage them to succeed through positive affirmation. Working in collaboration with the elementary school, level-appropriate reading materials are utilized for each student by our Reading Mentors to build confidence and see progress.
Students complete 80 plus minutes of Literacy work each week in our computer lab using Lexia Reading, iStation, and RAZ Kids. The software provides an initial assessment for each unit of study and then develops individualized instruction to remediate specific areas of growth.
Students receive daily character education training that prepares them to make positive choices and become great citizens at school and at home. Lessons incorporate values of honesty, integrity and personal responsibility using stories, crafts, songs, and drama.
Students come to Super Kids Club straight from school and are greeted with healthy snacks and drinks to enjoy before they settle into doing their homework and computer lessons. This crucial “third meal” is provided each day from our partnership with Hunger Busters.
RELATIONAL IMPACT STRATEGY
We create no-cost Afterschool Learning Communities for our students to experience the individualized support they need to succeed. Starting with a pilot group of students at an elementary school, we add programming each year to age with our students to provide a long-term relationship for students throughout middle school and high school. With the support of local faith communities and community volunteers, we are on a mission to empower at-risk kids to fulfill their full potential and pen a new story of success for their lives.
SUPER KIDS CLUB LOCATIONS
We lease space from Alex Sanger Elementary and Victor Hexter Elementary in East Dallas to serve at-risk students in the community.