Don't Forget The Kids, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   11 reviews

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Location: 2033 Colony Hill Drive Charlotte NC 28214 USA

Mission: To improve the quality of life through technology.  Our mission is to encourage creativity and provide access to education for low income, at-risk, and/or health-challenged individuals & families. Using innovative computer technology and the Internet, we seek to provide education at all levels including cultural awareness and arts education programs.  By providing resources and services to facilitate our recipients’ use of this technology, we can ultimately help them lead productive, more successful lives. It is also our goal to evaluate existing and future technologies - with a focus on visual literacy and telecommunication - and the impact they have on our recipients and communities. Our classes are offered in our ACE Place Learning Center via cloud computing.  With the exception of SecureTech, all of our programs are part of our E3 Matrix of Learning:  Exposure, Education, and Experience.
Geographic areas served: NC, USA
Programs: Programs: •The ACE Place Learning Center - Educational programs to be accessed and tracked via the Internet. Included are K-12, GED Prep, Language (31 including ESL), Workforce Development (350+ courses) and our Arts & Culture program. All are self-directed/self-paced. •Participation Equity Program (PEP) - To facilitate the use of our online programs as well as govt. services and information to NC citizens, we provide computer equipment and high-speed Internet access to those who can not afford it. Recipients of our services “pay” with Participation Equity. •Challenging Minds - Online Arts, Culture, and Technology Challenges including a “Summer Vacation” program. We design, issue, and provide resources for stimulating challenges that involve creativity and/or technology. •Continuing Education - Tuition assistance program created to help those who wish to continue their online education beyond the capacity of Don’t Forget the Kids. We will provide financial assistance - up to $1,000.00 - to qualified recipients that have participated in our program at an exemplary level for at least eight months. •SecureTech Program - This program provides medical alert/emergency response systems to the elderly and disabled living alone.
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Rating: 5 stars  

My favorite classes are math and computer skills. I’m learning a lot about computers and I have my own email.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

math and computers

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About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

Being in this program is really fun. I learn about math and reading. I have fun playing the games. My favorite thing is art. I like to draw and they have contests. I would like my program better if my friends had it too. The people are nice.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

math, reading, art

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I love the challenging minds series. Some of the challenges are scheduled and some are pop-ups. I highly recommend them to anyone who likes art or needs to develop their computer skills. I include my kids whenever I can.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

art and tech.

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

do them more often.

What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

probably art

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

kind.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

help many more people.

Ways to make it better...

there were more challenges and pop-ups

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

bad economy

One thing I'd also say is that...

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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I like the program and think I will stick with it. I tried before to do it in town but I don’t have a car. I took the bus when I could but I got behind and quit. I want to get a good job when I finish this.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

GED Program

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

I take classes online. I like them but what I like best is I don't have to find a ride to get there. I don't miss any classes.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

GED classes

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

really nice.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every week

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-9-01

 
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