FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
New Horizons Students from Alex Sanger Elementary Spread Joy to Autumn Leaves Retirement Center
Dallas, TX | December 20, 2016 —
New Horizons of North Texas students from Alex Sanger Elementary recently visited Autumn Leaves Retirement Center to sing Christmas carols and donate ornaments, spreading holiday joy to local senior citizens.
To kick off their Christmas Celebration, the Super Kids Club after-school program visited Autumn Leaves to experience the joy of giving back. Afterwards, the students gathered at White Rock United Methodist Church to celebrate with games, a pizza dinner, and crafts before ending the celebration receiving Wish List gifts donated by generous partners.
As part of the after-school program, 3rd and 4th graders from Alex Sanger reading below grade level experience 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.
New Horizons is in its second year of programming in Dallas and serves students at two local DISD schools: Alex Sanger Elementary and Edward Titche Elementary. Last school year, New Horizons impacted twenty-eight students from Edward Titche Elementary in Southeast Dallas, provided over 2100 hours of mentoring and 2500 meals, collectively presented forty plus hours of character teaching, and saw 100% of their students improve their reading 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 501(c)(3) nonprofit started in 2014 as an affiliate of New Horizons of Southwest Florida, who has been impacting their local community since 2003. 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 are able to attend New Horizons programs at no cost to their families.