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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Arts & Culture, Arts Education, Dance, Education, Primary & Elementary Schools

Mission: The Arts have a unique ability to engage and motivate children. The mission of Kids Excel El Paso is to use its distinctive dance programs to help children develop discipline, a standard or excellence, and self-confidence that will positively impact their education and all aspects of their lives - one dance step at a time!

Direct beneficiaries per year: Over 2200 children are participating in the 10-11 school year in 30 weekly classes for the entire 4th grade.

Geographic areas served: El Paso County

Programs: In-School classes for the entire 4th grade. Kids Excel is not a pull out program.

Community Stories

27 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Kids Excel works with my Special Needs students. I like the positivity of the program they offer. Watching the students smile and knowing they are feeling good about themselves.

3 Olga2

Client Served

Rating: 5

For 4 years I was fortunate enough to have worked with Kids EXCEL at a school in El Paso. I remember bugging the new principal to bring them back because we were rated non acceptable at one point and she thought that it was just something taking from instructional time. School has never been rated like that again and they were even exemplary. I moved to Houston and I can tell I really miss having something like that despite my kids having art and music on a regular schedule. I wish they had Kids EXCEL here and really think is one of the best things that can happen to any school. Keep it up!!

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Kids Excel El Paso 10/10/2012

We miss you too, Olga!!! I wish we could work with your students! xxoo

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Kids Excel captures the focus and engagement of kids at just the right time in their life. The children in this program make noticeable advances in self confidence, discipline, and relating to others. These are all traits that will benefit their final stages of development into adulthood, while making measurable gains in keeping them in school. It's really a great organization that has taken an out of the box approach to making a difference for these children.

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Kids Excel El Paso 10/10/2012

Greg, thank you so much for your support and your deep understanding of our work in the community. Gemtria

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Donor

Rating: 5

The dedication shown by the staff of Kids Excel towards the mission and clients served is stellar. When I support Kids Excel, I can actually SEE the impact that my contribution makes, not only on individual children served, but also on the entire school population and even the community. In the years that I have supported Kids Excel, their programs have directly served over 12,000 children, and indirectly served 60,000 more. Their Sponsor a Child program is affordable philanthropy at its best. For only $300 per year, I am able to provide weekly programming and performance opportunities for one underserved child in El Paso. Keep up the great work!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 2

Kids Excel El Paso works with our 4th grade students on a weekly basis. I feel that the KEEP instructors and reps do a fine job motivating the students, however I am unsure if the program actually improves student discipline and self-motivation, outside the KEEP class.

Cheryl27

Volunteer

Rating: 5

In a day and age when teaching is done to pass the TAKS test( Texas Assessment of Knowledge and Skills) and 1 of 7 low-income, preschool-aged children is obese, Kids Excel is our answer. Children who participate in the program learn positive self image, physical cognitive skills, never give up attitude and a real love for learning. By attending the classes, performing at the assemblies, and show performances the children gain a powerful approach to learning determination, discipline, excellence and teamwork. Positive attention from peers, parents, and community members reinforces all that the children learn along the way.

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Kids Excel El Paso 03/02/2012

You really GET the program and the intentions behind it. :D

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Client Served

Rating: 5

All students served by Kid Excel thrive. This is one program where you see an immediate result in the students' self esteem. When it comes time for Kids Excel the students' faces light up because they have the opportunity to "shine". This program teaches students to listen and respond to commands with great respect for the instructors and each other. They are completely captivated by the energy of their music and dance. Through the creative talents of the instructors they plan an instructional objective which is taught through dance and music. Students are taught the discipline of following directions, respect for each other and working together as a team.

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Kids Excel El Paso 03/02/2012

prm1, I am happy to hear that you can see the results in the form of improved self esteem and respect.

Client Served

Rating: 5

KIDS EXCEL is in a category of their own. They work with every 4th grade student striving for each student's personal's best. We have had the privilege of having the program for the past few years and it is evident that our students self- esteem, and self-confidence have increased tremendously. Through the integration of music and movement which is encompassed with in our Educational environment has clearly increased student academic performance as well as their health. EQM

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Kids Excel El Paso 03/02/2012

Elvia, we are so happy to be working with your students!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

This organization has changed my life as well as the students, I see it happen physically, mentally, and emotionally. It's amazing to see the transformation happen!

Nancy37

Client Served

Rating: 5

Kids Excel provides weekly instruction for every 4th grader at my school. Not only do our students learn to love dance and creative movement, they learn to work hard, give their personal best in everything they do, and never give up. The instructors truly care about each student. The program musicians play live for every class so no one can resist dancing their hearts out!

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Kids Excel El Paso 03/02/2012

Nancy, We love working with your students!