As an aspiring educator, this program has given me opportunities to realize my potential. I believe that this program is impactful on the younger generations. It creates paths for students to believe in themselves "because every child deserves a chance."
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
Volunteering with Next Generation Focus is an amazing experience. It's very fun spending time with these kids and learning more about them as well as their interests. Watching them grow over time educationally can put a big smile on your face. Out of all the times I have tutored, I have never had a child that didn't want to be there and complain. They always come in ready to learn.
I started tutoring here in my senior year and the lessons I learned led me to lead a better life of my own while providing support for underprivileged children. I would trade this experience for nothing and I wish to be able to start a similar program later in life.
I have been tutoring at Next Generation Focus for a year now and it has been such a rewarding experience. The children love coming and always have a beaming smile on their face. The tutors are very experienced and make sure the student get their homework done with extra time to review lessons they are struggling with. The subjects they were once confused about, are now fluent in their mind.
I have been tutoring with Next Generation Focus for 2 months now, and I can say it is a great experience. Being able to help kids is so much fun. It is amazing to see how the kids learn and o help them. Even in the short time I have been here, I have seen my kids improve in reading and math. This program really helps kids that need help in school. The kids come in and read stories and are asked questions about the stories, and then they get some relax time before we do math. And every second Saturday, we do Science Saturday. The kids do science projects and do arts and crafts, and sometimes play games with the tutors. I believe it is a great experience for the kids and the tutors.
Next Generation Focus is a great non profit organization which pairs students with helpful teen tutors. Many kids benefit from this organization and are able to learn so much more. They care about all the kids and are a very impactful organization.
Next Generation Focus is an extremely impactful organization that affects both the student and child involved. It allows teens to create a bond with such sweet children who gain a passion for learning. They find a newfound interest in reading, math, writing, and science all while gaining a new friend and mentor in the teens.
This organization is truly out to help the children. We not only teach them the skills they will need to pass their classes at school, but also beneficial life lessons that they will carry their entire lives. Altogether, we celebrate all their successes and learn from all their failures while encouraging exploration of the world around them to help them reach their full potential.
I have been volunteering at NGF for two years and i have never regretted waking up early on Saturdays to go and see the kids smiling faces. This organization creates family and friends in people that might not have any. This group has helped not only the kids by aiding them to learn in a more friendly enviroment then school, but also me. Whenever i see them score a good grade or understand something new i feel pride in the fact that i am helping them in the right direction. I would like to say our wonderful teaching methods are what did the trick to make them understand the material, but that would be a lie.
These kids simply nedded someone patient enough to push them in the right direction and help them when they stray from the path. Needless to say i love NGF
To see the passion and love for our community through this organization is inspiring. It is amazing to hear how God has lead them to develop Next Generation Focus to truly make an impact for the children in our community. In Norcross, there is a waiting list for students trying to get into the program. That says more about the success of this organization than any one can write.
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!!