Don't Forget the Kids, Inc.
Rating: 5 stars 11 11 reviews
2033 Colony Hill Drive Charlotte NC 28214 USA
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.
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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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I couldn’t agree more with the reviews previously posted. Because of the effort put forth by our students, staff, and supporters, we will continue to grow and accomplish our mission. I am proud to be a part of an organization whose dedication, determination, and concern for follow citizens is exhibited on a daily basis.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
K-12 program, GED, workforce development, arts & technology
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
not change anything concerning the program. I believe we need to find other avenues for funding. As a new corporation, it is hard to qualify for grants. Next year will be better.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
Kind, caring, and dedicated.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
totally ELIMINATE the need for our waiting list! People need help now & we could respond immediately to quality of life issues and educational needs of our communities. We could also increase the amount/frequency of “Challenging Minds” activities.
Ways to make it better...
more funds were available but it is still a great experience.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
reaching clients who need our help and funding issues.
One thing I'd also say is that...
The reviews are greatly appreciated!
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