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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: To provide elementary school students with needed reading strategies and learning opportunities necessary to succeed. Also, to provide high school students with the opportunities, strategies and learning to promote their development as role models within the community.

Programs: The organization provides to elementary school students necessary reading & review strategies and learning opportunities to succeed. Such strategies provided were teaching phonics with literature, increased time on reading, reinforced skills taught at school, reread material as needed, make connections and activate visual clues and background knowledge, teaching students to self-monitor for understanding and when reading finding the main idea of a story and making inference to what was read. Students also received the benefit of social goals, which are to boost self-confidence and develop friendships. Continued below

the organization provides to high school students opportunities to boost self-confidence, develop friendships, to be a positive role model and giving back to the community. The program fosters and generates opportunities for these high school students to grow individually and socially. The program provides a vehicle enabling our student athletes to have a better understanding of themselves and their responsibility to community needs.

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