Scarlett* is a 1st grader who recently completed her first year in New Horizons. When the year started, she was quiet, reserved, and struggled with self-confidence both socially and academically. Over the course of this year, our team watched Scarlett come out of her shell and become highly engaged and social! Her mom tells us that because of New Horizons, Scarlett has made major improvement in her reading ability and her confidence has soared, and she can’t wait for next school year. Through New Horizons, Scarlett is believing a different story!
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Dallas NonProfit Expands Impact to Alex Sanger Elementary
Dallas, TX | September 20, 2016 —
New Horizons of North Texas has expanded and recently launched their second Super Kids Club to impact underserved, at-risk students from Alex Sanger Elementary (a DISD elementary school in East Dallas).
As part of the after-school program, 3rd and 4th graders from Alex Sanger reading below grade level experience critical individualized support needed for their academic achievement. Students receive critical literacy tutoring, positive mentoring, and life-shaping character development with New Horizons every Monday-Thursday.
In their first year of programming (2015-2016 school year), New Horizons impacted 28 students from Edward Titche Elementary in Southeast Dallas, provided over 2100 hours of mentoring and 2500 meals, collectively presented 40 plus hours of character teaching, and saw 100% of their students improve their reading level by an average of 1 Grade Level. In addition, New Horizons students read an additional 20,000 plus minutes with New Horizons after school.
About New Horizons of North Texas
New Horizons is a faith-based 501(c3) nonprofit started in 2014 as an affiliate of New Horizons of Southwest Florida, who has been impacting their local community since 2003. New Horizons is dedicated to serving children growing up in underserved areas of poverty and academic struggle in the DFW Metroplex. The mission of New Horizons of North Texas is to empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential with tutoring, mentoring, and faith and add additional grades each year until they eventually provide long-term wrap-around support for students all the way through their high school graduation.
More information can be found at www.newhorizonsofntx.org. New Horizons is a local nonprofit that operates solely on funds it receives from donations, fundraisers, and grants. Students who live below the poverty are able to attend New Horizons programs at no cost to their families.