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KIDS EXCEL EL PASO INC
January 5, 2011

I am a 4th grade teacher at an elementary school in El Paso, TX. We have had the Kids Excel El Paso program at our school since the 2005-2006 school year. The program is such a high point of every week for our students and teachers. We have no art or music teacher for 4th grade, so KEEP is basically the only fine arts curriculum our students receive other than small things the classroom teachers do. The program stresses the importance of never giving up, doing your personal best, and working hard in KEEP class as well as in all areas of your life. I personally stress these traits in my classroom every day and tell my students that is what I do every day of my life as well. Not only is the class a blast for the kids, it boosts their self esteem and team building skills. I LOVE Kids Excel and all of its staff members!

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My students have really responded to the positivity of the KEEP program. Coming from low socio-economic status, many of our students do not have the opportunity to participate in "extra" activities such as music or dance classes. It has also helped eliminate the "macho" attitudes of some of the boys. The boys seem to especially love KEEP!

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

Expand to all schools in the district.

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Client Served & My students were served by the KEEP staff and I participate in the annual shows.