OUR IMPACT
FROM YEAR ONE

20/28 Titche Elementary students completed program requirements
20,000 plus minutes were read afterschool by our students
Provided 2560 “third meals” to our students
Provided 40 plus hours of character training to each student
Students’ literacy skills improved by an average of 6 months
Our students collectively attended school 36% more than the previous year.

Each year over

200

of tutoring and mentoring are provided for each child.

Become a Mentor

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

AFTERSCHOOL
PROGRAMMING

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.

Daily Experience

Students receive individualized reading support and develop self-confidence to grow them towards achieving “C” or higher in Reading and Reading On Grade Level.
Students experience relationships from committed and caring mentors and belong to a safe learning community to increase school attendance.
Students receive faith-based character education that empowers them to make positive choices and become great citizens in their communities.

Reading Mentors

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.

Learning Software

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.

Character Development

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.

Snacks

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 serve students in Southeast Dallas –  leasing space from Edward Titche Elementary.

We serve students in East Dallas –  leasing space from Alex Sanger Elementary.

GET INVOLVED

SUMMER
READING CAMP

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.

Reading Groups

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.

Learning Software

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.

Character Teaching

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.

Snacks

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.

Enrichment Experiences

On Fridays, students will take field trips to Dallas area destinations for new experiences of fun and enrichment.

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COMMUNITY PARTNERS

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.

FAITH
PARTNERS

Shoreline Church – Dallas
Life in Deep Ellum
White Rock United Methodist Church
Clearpath Church
Mesquite First Assembly
Owasso First Assembly
Criswell College
Dallas Baptist Association
New Creation Bible Church

SUPPORTING
FOUNDATIONS

Cooper-Anderson Inspiration Fund
Cox Chapel – Highland Park UMC
BNSF Railway Foundation

COLLABORATIVE
PARTNERS

Dallas Afterschool
Hunger Busters
Greater Dallas Coalition
Center for Nonprofit Management
Edward Titche Elementary
Alex Sanger Elementary
Commit!
Little Big Shot

CORPORATE
SPONSORS

Frogstreet Press
SAP
Hortonworks
Dellisart, LLC.
Yeldell, Wilson, Wood & Reeve, P.C.
Clark
Claffrey Pools – Southlake
Wells Fargo Advisors – Dave Huff
Stellar Home Theater
DHD Films
TrainUp.com
Playced
Kilpatrick Insurance
Southwest Sales