New Horizons Of Southwest Of Florida Inc
Rating: 4.97 stars 34 34 reviews 787
PO Box 111833 Naples FL 34108 USA
To empower at-risk youth to reach their full potential through tutoring, mentoring and faith
• 25 high school seniors in Super Teens Club have completed high school • 20 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
at-risk youth reach their full potential
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after school tutoring and mentoring and summer camps
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Working with at-risk kids after school to enhance their math and reading skills is extremely rewarding. The improvement these kids make with personal attention is remarkable. Additionally, the kids learn how to interact with each other and with adults in a warm and friendly environment. A wonderful experience for the volunteers to make such an impactful contribution to the future of this area.
Being the host pastor for the East Naples site is and has been a total win/win. The benefits for us of hosting New Horizons accrue everyday. Our church is more connected to the community as a place of help, our church members volunteer and receive a personal blessing, and under served children in our neighborhood are given a hand up to the chance for a better life. The staff and administration are always responsive and are easy to work with. A big thumbs up for New Horizons!
My wife and I have tutored at NH for 8 years and can personally see the impact this great organization is having on the lives of at-risk children. I have been so impressed with the amount of good NH is doing in the community, that I am now a member of the Board.
Ron & Janice Miller
I had never volunteered as a mentor for children before, but I did teach sailing to kids 9 to 16 years old a few years ago, and I recalled that I had enjoyed watching them absorb the info I was teaching them. So when I was presented with the opportunity to teach at-risk children, I figured, "why not?". After 9 months of weekly sessions with mainly fourth graders, I again got to experience that same joy. The New Horizons programs are very well done and well thought out. The kids really appreciate the help that they get from volunteers, and it leaves you feeling so rewarded for your efforts! The results are obvious, and I eagerly await the new school year to do it again.
We moved here permanently in December of 2013 and I searched for an organization to become involved with that would make a difference in the community. New Horizons is just such an organization. The kids served are wonderful and will become contributing members of our community, and the impact on their families will be lasting. I volunteer as a tutor with the Super Teens Club and am looking to become even more involved with New Horizons.
I tutor two days per week at New Horizons. It is amazing how much the kids have improved throughout the school year. I am confident that many of these kids will be the first to attend college in their families. Also, they will be great contributors to our nation as adults.
New Horizon has helped me to stay on track with my grades and I made new friends. And I learned about God and they help me since I was 5. They have been a big influence in my life.
New Horizons has helped me with my schooling and also in my faith. I have grown in faith for God. New Horizons has provided new opportunities in my life. Now I know that I have an opportunity to go off to college and get my college degree in any career I choose.
I am a board member of The Bridge Fund, a 501[c] 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.
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.