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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Education

Mission: Bea''s Kids provides programs, resources, and mentoring so children at-risk of not completing their education can experience academic success.

Programs: After-school tutoring: Approximately 130 children and teens attend our two centers located at the apartment communities where they reside for after-school tutoring. Help with their homework is offered, or exercises are provided to help in developing their reading and mathematical skills. The program runs Monday through Thursday. Summer Camp Program:A six-week summer camp program is held at facilities donated by local churches. Camp is offered after regular summer school dismisses for the day, with buses picking up students at 1:30 pm and returning at 4:30 pm. The program starts with lunch, followed up with fun, fellowship and social interaction and aims at creative development. Bea Hive:Students 5th grade and up meet weekly for after hour activities led by a youth counselor who addresses concerns and issues for teens. The focus is on the development of social and emotional skills; setting realistic and achievable goals; and on making good decisions. Parenting ClassesThis is a culturally based family strengthening program that helps parents to raise and teach their children with a positive bicultural base (currently all of our families are Hispanic). The program consists of six sessions with monthly follow-up sessions, and is mandatory for the parents of our students. The purpose of the program is to help parents learn to better support and encourage their children and teens as they grow.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

1 Jairo C.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Mi name is Jairo Casados and I am 22 years old, 16 years ago I traveled to the USA for the first time with my mother and sister, yes we were immigrants, we didn't have much family in Dallas, Texas, we were on our own and my parents didn't speak english, how would they help us with our education and personal development? It was difficult to adapt since we came from a different country and culture, by that time we needed to learn english to get through school and life, we never lost hope and my mother was a very friendly person, she found out with one of our latin neighbors, that there was this club named Bea's Kids where they helped children with low incomes, she saw a great opportunity, long story short...I remember Bea's Kids as a great place where they helped me with my homework, where I had the opportunity to learn and socialize with other kids, they made me feel like in home (great snacks =9), I was a confident kid and was not afraid to confront the world, thanks to that I got a lot of great notes in school...I will never stop thanking Bea's Kids for helping me and my family when we most needed it...now I live in Mexico and I am studying computer engineering, I am happy to know that Bea's Kids keeps helping children, from the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU VERY MUCH! ñ_ñ