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Causes: Ethnic & Immigrant Centers, Human Services, Immigration

Programs: Kids in motion (kim) - jpo provides a unique after-school academicenrichment program to at-risk disadvantaged children ages 5-12 in thecentral florida area (112 children currently enrolled). Kim helpsstudents achieve and maintain a 2. 0 grade point average or better whileincreasing their reading, writing, and mathematics performance by onewhole letter grade or more; children receive 15 weekly hours ofacademic instruction, tutoring, and guided parental support; kim alsointroduces children to positive social activities, and provides aunique educational environment of hope and encouragement for lifetimelearning; additionally, parents receive classes in english language acquisition, parenting, family literacy, nurturing families, and financial literacy. Jpo also provides a young leaders club focused on middle school and high school students from the same at-risk population. This program meets once a week in order to develop character and leadership skills. Currently twenty (20) students are participanting in this program. Additionally, jpo has a theatre production company, second glance theatre (sgt), focused to provide university of central florida theatre arts students, seniors and masters level graduate students, an experiential education opportunity in running a theater production company. Second glance theatre has been devloped to give voice to young authors and composers. Sgt providers these authors and composers the opportunity to hear their perform aloud and gathercritical feedback about their works. Sgt also workshops published but seldom performed published works. Sgt also produces three or four shows cast with students for the public. Lastly, sgt provide workshop training in theater to the kim program students and the adults of apopka in order to enhance their education and experience with theater. Finally, jpo provides an adult education division for the greater apopka population offering life skills and life enhancement courses as a method to improve their knowledge and the quality of their lives.

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