INSPIRING THOUGHTFUL STUDENTS BY TAKING INITIATIVE TO MOTIVATE EXCELLENCE

Rating: 4.77 stars   31 reviews

Issues: Children & Youth, Education

Location: PO Box 231074 Centreville VA 20120 USA

Mission: To help develop self-confident future leaders through programs aimed at broadening their perspectives while ensuring they are financially savvy and effective communicators
Results: * IT'S TIME Middle School Students Speak Out About Haiti * Received the full support of DC Councilmember, Ward 5 Harry Thomas Jr. * Zalenda Cyrille, Director of Operations, was presented the Rising Heroine Award at the Women in Technology (WIT) and the March of Dimes 2009 Heroines in Technology Gala because she exemplified volunteerism in the community and has made a significant impact in a relatively short amount of time in her career
Target demographics: Middle School Students
Programs: Financial Literacy: We believe IT'S TIME we get started early with financial education. Our Financial Literacy program explores investment concepts in a fun and exciting way. We believe children learn best when they are active participants in the classroom. Our curriculum structure facilitates students gaining hands-on experience with investment fundamentals. Upon completing the program, our students will understand day-to-day financial matters and begin to understand the workings of basic economic principles. Speak Up: There are few professions where the star performers are not required to speak in front of large groups or make important presentations. Our oratory program prepares our students with communication skills now so that they may apply these critical behaviors both academically and professionally in the future. IT’S TIME to start teaching young people how to present and market their abilities. Each week we tackle a different oratory skill utilizing methods ranging from debating key issues to reciting famous works of poetry. With practice and recital, students will become more confident in their abilities to communicate effectively. Inspiration: Our Power Lunch series is the cornerstone of our program offerings. At the start of the program, all students are required to write a brief essay as to their career preferences; those responses are given priority consideration in the selection of guest speakers. In an effort to expand their aspirations and make their dreams more tangible, the program provides for weekly interaction with people from varied professions.
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Rating: 4 stars  

Educating the youth of America is crucial if America is to maintain its position as a leader of the free world. An organization, such as, ITS TIME continue to play a critical role in educating inner city and disadvantaged youth. In this middle school environment, disadvantaged youth are given the opportunity to develop skills that are pivotal in the development of their full potential.

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I had the opportunity to meet a student of the organization, IT'S TIME I was pleasantly surprised by his interpersonal and critical thinking skills.

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I would not change anything, but I would do my best to encourage my friends to contriubte to the charity to ensure that work of the organization ontinues.

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Rating: 3 stars  

I hope that interest in this project grows each day since it is very important that middle school chidren participate in helping others therfore developing as citizens of the world.

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Rating: 5 stars  

IT'S TIME is an organization that is worth everyone's time and attention. Education is the key to opening so many doors of opportunity on the road to success. Our children benefit greatly from this wonderful charity. I give my total support. Much praise to all the exceptional people involved in this program.

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No changes, everything is positive.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I am the volunteer program manager for a mentoring group for students in grades 5-12. I have watched the program grow and referred students and parents to the program. I have reviewed the curriculum and it is relevant and challenging for students. It also provides a sense of accomplishment at the end of the term.

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Reviewing the curriculum and obtaining speakers to speak to my students

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-8-01

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Role: General Member of the Public
Rating: 4 stars  

Its TIME focus on giving children very critcal skills they will need for the rest of their lives, skills that are often missed in regular classrooms. I think they have done a great job in preparing kids with leadership skills by giving them public speaking encouragement, financial responsibility skills, and community immersion. Great job It's Time for recognizing valuable lessons kids need!

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Children's personal growth and confidence building

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010-4-01

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