NEW HORIZONS OF SOUTHWEST OF FLORIDA INC

Rating: 4.96 stars   26 reviews

Issues: Human Services

Location: PO Box 111833 Naples FL 34108 USA

Mission: To empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential through tutoring, mentoring and faith
Results: • 20 high school seniors in Super Teens Club have completed high school • 17 Super Teens have been awarded college scholarships • 80% retention rate in Super Kids and Teens Club from 2012-13 to 2013-14 • 40% average improvement in Super Kids reading skills • 32% of Super Teens in middle school are on the honor roll • 63% of Super Teens have passed FCAT reading (compared to 40% of their peer group) for 2013/14 • High school graduates are serving in the military, attending college and vocational schools, volunteering and contributing to the Southwest Florida community and economy
Target demographics: at-risk youth reach their full potential
Direct beneficiaries per year: 306
Geographic areas served: Southwest Fl
Programs: after school tutoring and mentoring and summer camps
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

I am a board member of The Bridge Fund, a 501[c][3] charity helping people in crisis and educational needs in the greater Bonita Springs/Estero area. New Horizons is one of our partners, organizations who bring us needs that they are unable to meet in full themselves. We partner with New Horizons in helping economically disadvantaged kids, teens and their families. New Horizons does exceptional work in helping kids be successful in school, develop high ethics and values, and set goals for themselves to become successful in life. They also work with the parents to support their kids, become better citizens and to cope with economic issues they sometimes face. We are proud to be partners with New Horizons and mutually help needy people to cope with difficult situations in their lives.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is my third year tutoring "at-risk" high school kids in mathematics in the New Horizons Super Teens Club. I am a retired educator and had careers in elite schools. For me, this is my chance to give back to deserving, wonderful young boys and girls. From Day 1, I was hooked. I was "Mr. Larry" to the boys and girls I tutored in every math subject: algebra, geometry, trigonometry, advanced algebra, pre-calculus, and, soon, calculus. The tutoring begins each day after a Bible lesson and discussion. Never before in my teaching career have I felt that I am making as much of a difference as each week in my work with these boys and girls. In my first year, it was one wonderful young man who needed to pass math to graduate. He passed. He graduated. Many NH "graduates" come back to help and mentor. Two young men who graduated last year and are now freshman in college come back to work with the younger kids. Working at New Horizons, one feels he/she is part of a very special family. Importantly, the New Horizons program is professionally run and supremely well-organized! Most importantly, New Horizons gives hundreds of young boys and girls the opportunity to become the men and women they aspire to be. Without New Horizons, the futures of these kids would not be nearly as bright. There could be no more noble cause.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I literally can't wait to get to New Horizons each week to see the happy faces of the Super Kids! It is such a joy to help them with their homework and to get to know their heart's desires. They are so eager to learn, and what better environment than the New Horizons program! They learn not only about their school subjects, but also about God's love for them and having respect for themselves and for others. New Horizons has been such a blessing to so many children - and to me also!

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Rating: 5 stars  

New Horizons is a wonderful organization bettering the lives of our youth every single day and enriching our community. I have had the pleasure of getting to know Debra Haley, the Executive Director, and have seen her help this organization grow and prosper. There is definitely a need and New Horizons is fulfilling it and much more.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Sometimes we forget the true joys in life. Monday, upon my return to New Horizons of SWFL to begin my seventh season of tutoring, I was immediately reminded of the satisfaction and joy received from the eager and grateful young students as they learn to overcome fear and shyness and gain confidence in learning new skills. Volunteer tutors can and do make a difference in the lives of young children.

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Moving to Florida as a full time resident in 2007, I decided that I needed to do two things: join a church and get involved in the local community. Attending church, I heard about the after school tutoring program, "Super Kids Club", that New Horizons offers to local "at-risk" kids, began volunteering in 2008 and have never "looked back". What a joyful and fulfilling experience to help our most vulnerable youngsters to learn to read, to master multiplication tables, to watch them succeed in middle school and to eventually go on to graduate from high school! Sharing my experience with friends and neighbors has helped ignite enthusiasm in my community to support this organization through participation in volunteering, providing after school snacks, offering financial support and participating in fundraising events. The opportunities to support this organization are "multi-dimensional".....seasonal or year-round.....give of your time or make a donation. Each day I volunteer I see positive results and feel that I have found my "mission".

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended this program since I was in 1st grade. I remember when I had a terrible time with my homework. My mom didn't know English and couldn't help me with any of my homework. I am thankful for having them help me change my life and also thankful for helping me apply for and be awarded the Take Stock in Children Scholarship.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't make any changes

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended the NEW HORIZONS OF SOUTHWEST for 6 years. it has improved my grades and helped me become a better student.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I started last year with new horizons, they have helped me with my school work when i have a hard time understanding a subject and the best part is that it's one on one. Also thanks to them i had a one in a life chance opportunity to go to Peru with ten other girls.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't change anything.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have been with New horizons for 10 years. They have helped me stay out of trouble and helped me stay in school. They tutored me when I needed help with my school work. This organization has impacted my life dramatically. I would like to thank New Horizons for everything they have done for me.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

Life-changing

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Definitely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

I have attended the afterschool program at New Horizons for the last 10 years and it has helped me through school. This organization helped me improve my grades and understand the importance of doing well in school.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

I wouldn't make any changes.

How would you describe the help you got from this organization?

A lot

How likely are you to recommend this organization to a friend?

Likely

How do you feel you were treated by this organization?

Very Well

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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