I love the fact that everyone at New Horizons cares for all of the kids' well being, spirituality, education, and ambitions/goals. This program helps the parents as well as the children.A New Horizons' Parent
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.
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.
The New Horizons Summer Reading Camp is a three week summer camp that will enhance each child’s reading ability and deepen their existing mentor relationships. Our summer camp is focused on readying our students for the upcoming school year by combating the “summer learning slide.” The camp includes breakfast and lunch, field trips, and school supplies for each kid attending Reading Camp.
Students are placed into small groups and taught reading skills. The staff focuses on the individual student needs and tailors the teaching to enhance the children’s reading skills.
Utilizing a cloud-based computer lab, each child is assessed and then provided an individualized learning program that targets the specific needs of the student. The Lexia Learning Software from is aligned with Texas State Standards.
Additionally, students have 30 minutes daily for a character education lesson based on core values of honesty, integrity, and personal responsibility using crafts, songs, and stories.
Students come to Super Kids Club 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.
On Fridays, students will take field trips to Dallas area destinations for new experiences of fun and enrichment.
Our Partners and Supporters benefit from the New Horizons’ programs through increased awareness of their organization, participation in service opportunities to impact our city, improving a child’s education achievement, and positive association with helping at-risk youth.
Shoreline Church – Dallas
Life in Deep Ellum
White Rock United Methodist Church
Mesquite First Assembly
Owasso First Assembly
Dallas Baptist Association
New Creation Bible Church
Cooper-Anderson Inspiration Fund
Cox Chapel – Highland Park UMC
BNSF Railway Foundation
Greater Dallas Coalition
Center for Nonprofit Management
Edward Titche Elementary
Alex Sanger Elementary
Little Big Shot
Yeldell, Wilson, Wood & Reeve, P.C.
Claffrey Pools – Southlake
Wells Fargo Advisors – Dave Huff
Stellar Home Theater