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Next Generation Focus Inc

Rating: 5 stars   63 reviews 6,703

Address:

PO Box 402 Cumming GA 30028 USA

Mission:

Next Generation Focus' Mission is to invest in our future generation by providing resources to help them participate in enrichment and educational programs that will make a positive impact on their lives.

Programs:

SmarterMe Reading, SmarterMe Math, NGF Teens, SmarterMe Music, SmarterMe Parents, Focus Aid, and College Application Essay Assistance.

2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I love Next Generation Focus because there's always a place for volunteers. There are so many opportunities to pour into the children in the community both academically and in a mentoring role. Everything they do is focused on student progress and it's the greatest thing to see a student's improvement from the beginning of the year to the end! The students come to love their tutors and love when they see the same faces every week! For high school students, NGF is a great way to get service hours but it will be hard to leave once you spend so much time there! For those who just have a passion for education, there are many ways to get involved! I would recommend NGF to anyone looking to find somewhere to volunteer their time for a great cause!!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I've been part of NGF from the beginning. What's really special about the SmarterMe program is the relationship between the teen tutors and their students. It's a mutually beneficial relationship that changes lives. Without a doubt NGF has changed the community for the better, and I am proud to be part of it.

 
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I've been with NGF since the very beginning and still don't realize the full impact that NGF has on the community. NGF invests in our youth, from the teen tutors to the children that they tutor. That they go on to become leaders and contributors to society is NGF's legacy. Right now, our tutors from five years ago are graduating college, while the children they tutored are matriculating at middle and high school. I'm confident they will enter society as bright, inspirational lights.

NGF has also focused on helping the parents, and the parents have come together to support NGF as well. They recently made and sold over 500 hot, delicious tamales to help raise funds for NGF. It's wonderful to see the community - parents, volunteers, professional, businesses - support NGF.

Will you volunteer or donate to this organization beyond what is required of board members?

Definitely

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

Will you tell others about this organization?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

 
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I have been working with NGF for a year and enjoy every minute of it. I see all aspects of the non-profit – the work with the kids, planning, budgeting, strategy, marketing and fundraising. I am constantly amazed at the energy, commitment, and passion that go into every area. The students love to be with their teen tutors while remediating necessary skills to make them successful at school. The teens, in turn, are excited to be part of the program where they can contribute to their community while gaining responsibility and leadership skills. It is an excellent organization and model for reaching out to youth of all ages. I am blessed to be part of such a great non-profit.

 
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I've had the most amazing expirience volunteering at Next Generation Focus! All the kids that we help are so sweet, and the staff members are a joy to work with. It is such a satisfying feeling when a child that has been struggling with a concept understands it with your help.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

My son was having struggles with work, and the people at Next Generation Focus helped him. They are so sweet, caring, encouraging and I couldn't have asked for a better place. My son lives in Fla. With me now and they keep in touch. They check in to see if we need help with anything and just chat with him to say hi. If you are looking for help on tutoring this is the place to be. Thank you all again. :-)

Ora White

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Every time I go to NGF and see the faces of those children smiling and laughing out loud, I felt relived, relieved that they have a simple smile on, and relived that they are enjoying what we do for them. Their smiling faces is what lights up our day during tutoring!

 
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1 person found this review helpful

I have volunteered with Next Generation Focus for 4 years. I began as a sophomore in high school. I am currently a full-time college student majoring in Early Childhood Education.

Next Generation Focus has allowed me to flourish as an individual by providing multiple opportunities for me. I absolutely love leading classrooms and training eager volunteers. This program holds a special place in my heart and I am always excited to help. My passion in life is to work with kids. Next Generation Focus was the perfect platform for me to realize my potential and continue to grow with the students.

Not only do I believe in the future of this organization, but the director also truly believes in all of the kids that come through this program. You can see the passion of every person that volunteers. A successful organization is one that believes in the same dream.

“Educating all of our children must be one of our most urgent priorities. We all know that education, more than anything else, improves our chances of building better lives.”- Nelson Mandela

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?

2015

 
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“Because every child deserves a chance!”

There’s nothing better than seeing a child’s face light up with joy when they learn something new or when they have accomplished a task they never thought they would. Working with these kids have changed the way I looked at life. They are filled with hope and are genuinely excited each and every week. It makes my heart melt when these kids run up to the tutors and greet them with a warm embrace every Saturday.

I absolutely love volunteering at Next Generation Focus! ☺

All of the tutors and staff have such great big hearts! This program is filled with dedication. The staff and tutors’ dedication to the kids helps them grow and succeed in not only school, but life as well. NGF benefits the educational aspect of the child’s life, and also allows us, the tutors, to connect to the children personally and make them feel welcomed. They begin to feel confident and want to accomplish all of their dreams and goals.

I am so proud to be a part of this wonderful program. I feel like I have made a difference in my community. It also drives me to be a better person everyday because I know these kids are looking up to the tutors. I want to be a good role model to them.

“If you are given a chance to be a role model, I think you should always take it, because you can influence a person's life in a positive light, and that's what I want to do. That's what it's all about.”

I constantly talk about Next Generation Focus to everyone that I meet and I even invite my friends to help volunteer every Saturday.

I truly believe in this program and I feel that Next Generation Focus needs more recognition in our community.

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 been involved with Next Generation Focus for some time now and am always in awe of the programs they offer. NGF is unique because the tutors and teachers are trained to bring out the best in the children both academically and relationally. Amy Sol does an amazing job leading her team and is a blessing to the community. The tutors and the curriculum are top notch! I am honored to be apart of this program.

 
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I have been working with NFG for the last year and I am absolutely impressed with the program. Amy does a wonderful job of reaching out to the community and providing a tutoring service for children. The tutors and the curriculum are top notch!

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Next Generation Focus is a wonderful program that provides low income children the opportunity to receive quality tutoring. The staff and the volunteers are very committed to making a difference in the lives of all the students that pass through the program. I am glad to be part of the program and cherish the chance to work with such a special organization.

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?

A lot

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 been involved with Next Generation Focus for three years. The organization has not only provided me with positive role models who care about their community, but I can also see the difference it is making in the lives of the students involved. NGF helps prepare high schoolers for leadership roles, gives kids more self-esteem and boosts their performance in school, and serves as a resource for parents to connect with educators and become invested in their children's education.

 
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