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Causes: Education, Educational Services, Scholarships, Scholarships & Student Financial Aid

Mission: The New Heights Educational Group, Inc. promotes literacy for children and adults by offering a range of educational support services. Such services include: assisting families in the selection of schools; organization of educational activities; and acquisition of materials. We promote a healthy learning environment and enrichment programs for families of preschool and school-age children, including children with special needs.

Results: • An adult, who graduated from area public schools but couldn’t read, learn to read through our program • A young man, who was given up on by public schools and told that he would only work at McDonalds, go from a 2.0 GPA to 3.9 GPA in 4years • A young girl who had problems in math jump 2 years in one year time There are many more stories...

Target demographics: improve educational options for ALL students and families

Geographic areas served: Ohio, and anyone that comes to us for services

Programs: Resources and Literacy

Community Stories

103 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with New Heights for about a year now and I have to say I didn't come in with much expectations. I expected to receive assignments, do them, and be done. But man was I wrong. Whether you expect it or not, whether you want it or not, you're joining a new family and might as well make your last name Clark. All the people I've had to work with are so supportive and understanding of any situation and there's always that feeling that you are contributing so much, even when you think you're doing so little. And from what i hear, that is reflected towards all the parents and students New Heights reaches out too. Whether volunteering or utilizing one of the offered programs, new heights is the perfect place for any student and family to find help, support and comfort-all the perks of being a Clark.

Client Served

Rating: 5

New Heights Education

This essay is going to pertain the experience that I had with New Heights Educational Group.
Before I had started out with New Heights, I was in and out of public school and charter schools. I was learning faster than other students and I was unable to go on with class assignments, or further my education on my own. I have been looking at other schools that would be able to extend my education and speed the process up with my graduation. Pamela and I have been friends for quite some time. In 2004 Pamela was my 4-H director and was able to send me on the right track! Pamela had referred me to New Heights Education in Mid-October, after she read my status on Facebook, about my experience with charter schools. I was going into New Heights Education totally blind folded and had no idea what this was going to lead me to.
New Heights Education is a very unique homeschooling program, because it allows a student to work at his or hers own pace to achieve their goals. New Heights base their schooling on “hours”, basically a student is given their subject that they are required by state to take and it is up to the student to complete their “X” amount of hours that was agreed upon to. I set up a meeting to speak with Pamela about the options that New Heights had to offer their students, and I was very impressed with her open library and curriculum that she has available for kids to borrow throughout their school year. Pamela was very understanding when it came to talking about subjects that I was not so good in. I mentioned that I was a little weaker in my math class than I was in my other classes, she arranged a personal tutor for me that I would work with a few time a week, which was helpful. The enrollment process was very fast and easy to understand, I was able to work in my assignments within a week or two. I would keep in touch and email Pamela at the end of each week and tell her what I had accomplished that week. I was able to take all of my classes that I was taking in my public school, which was such a help! I was doing at least 20-25 hours of school work every week and letting Pamela know when I had completed a course.
Pamela has helped me in a very tremendous way; I was able to achieve my goal and graduate a year early nearly making a 3.5 GPA the whole way through. Pamela was always an email a way and was very positive and done her best with questions and concerns. What I had experienced with New Heights Educational Group will forever be an amazing memory, and I thank Pamela for sharing her home school with me, it truly had a positive impact on my life and I’m glad that I took this wonderful opportunity in my life.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with this group for the last 3 years. This group is dedicated to everyone from a child to and adult regardless of their ability to pay. Even when the public school systems have written them off , the success that NHEG has obtained with the same student is remarkable! A student who was having difficulty reading at their current grade level, now reads at a level 2 grades above. Just a remarkable group of volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the amazing opportunity to help Pamela and the New Heights Educational Group as a graphic designer. This group is so motivated to help others and I loved working with them! Everyone was so nice and it was the best volunteer opportunity I have had!
Rebekah

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with Pamela and NHEG since the summer of 2014 as a proofreader. Even from the first few pages I read, it was clear what Pamela and her group stand for: education, support, and equal resources for all. Homeschooling and other non-mainstream schooling tends to get ignored in a lot of discussion about education, but Pamela and NHEG are doing everything they can to offer a great support system for the children and educators who might otherwise get left behind.

Kathy177

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It's satisfying being a part of an organization that provides many resources to private, charter, and public students.
I've been working with Pamela since Oct. of 2013, and find the opportunity very rewarding. The history talk radio podcasts give more information on history than many people have heard. Doing research on the history segments helps me appreciate the wonderful republic, and the people that risked their lives, so future generations could live lives free of oppression.

Julie187

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have the pleasure of working with Pamela quite often, and New Heights Educational Group is a great organization that has helped a lot of people on furthering their education. I highly recommend it to all.

Marina K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

It was a pleasure working with Pamela and could assist her on her propose and the New Height scope.
I would love to work with Pamela again.
Regards
Marina

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am working with New Heights Educational Group (NHEG) as a volunteer program developer. I am amazed at Mrs. Pamela Clark's dedication to assist others in their endeavors. I was associated with many non profits in the past 20 years but most of them were not very serious about their mission.I have seen New Heights Educational Group as committed to providing educational assistance, guidance and resources to kids and their families.
Working with NHEG has provided me with an opportunity to use my skills towards a worthy cause! I would definitely recommend NHEG to my friends and other volunteers.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I worked for this organization since 2013 as a researcher. I enjoyed working for New Heights, everyone was very pleasant and I love that they try to help children with education. Wonderful non-profit.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered as a "Virtual Researcher" from June 2011 to June 2014. I have always received helpful assistance from Pamela S. Clark. Mrs. Clark is a true champion in many differing arenas of education. I would recommend 100% to any one who is interested in virtually volunteering in the field of education.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I am being tutored in reading by New Heights three times a week.
I like it. It is working. It give me something to look forward to by helping me prepare to learn how to read so people don't look at me like I am illiterate. I would like to try to attend college and learn to do small engine repair so I can get a job and provide for my kids and family. I will give my kids a skill of working on small engines. It helps my kids that I get tutored because I do my homework with them and I can help them with theirs. This makes me feel better about myself.
Pamela Clark is looking for a volunteer speech teacher for me. I like how New Heights finds volunteers to help people in need. It is also not expensive. It costs me only $45 a month to get tutored three times a week and you can go all year round. My wife also likes all the activities for kids, and insights she gets for kids. Sincerely, Billy S

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Desiree, I'm a home-schooled senior, and I receive tutoring from New Heights Educational Group. Before I began with NHEG I lived at home with my mother and step father in Indianapolis, Indiana. I was in the largest public school in the state. My education was going excellently, but my home life was not ideal for a teenage girl.
The situation at home was getting to the point where I had to move out. I moved to Defiance, Ohio to live with my grandparents. I wasn't sure what to do with my education. I knew I couldn't go back to public school because the vocational education I had been receiving before wouldn't lineup with regular public school. I thought I was going to have to drop out completely and get my GED. It wasn't long after I had the dilemma that I discovered NHEG. With the personal help of Director Pamela Clark, and my tutors, I'm on track to graduation in the near future. My education has been a bit crazy over the last few months, NHEG has helped me tremendously.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I am a first year homeschool mother to one son. I came across New Heights Educational Group via the HSLDA website. I was looking for help finding someone who could help with testing and assessment.
Within a few hours Pamela responded to my inquiry. She gave me several names of people I could contact as well as some other useful information. I am very thankful I found New Heights Educational Group.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hello everyone,

I´m Daniela Silva, and I work to "New Heights" as educational writer. This year was very special for me because, besides being able to contribute with articles and educational content for the web, I was invited by Pamela Clark (founder of the Institution) to participate in the preparation of a book to assist students and teachers in literacy and reading. This project has been a great blessing and a great opportunity for personal growth and professional development. More than a Organization, New heights has become a real family to me, a family that loves, that educates, that transforms!

God continue bless us with new ideas, new achievements, new heights.

1 Zach8

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Zachary Allen Clark, Pamela Clark is my mother, long before New Heights was ever thought of, when i was about 5 years old my mom pulled me out of public school to begin homeschooling me, from there on, my mom kind of found her passion, education. She not only gave me the best education possible but also helped a lot of other families do the same for their kids, for years she did most of that without any kind of pay and worked through many health issues. She has always had an admirable work ethic.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have volunteered with New Heights since 2012 and cannot say enough wonderful things about the organization and its founder Pamela Clark. It was quite clear from the beginning that New Heights is run efficiently and passionately. Pamela helped integrate me into a volunteer role that maximized my skill set and personal interests (volunteer research coordinator). As a result I have always been eager to accept new projects and have felt like I am helping to make a difference within the organization. Finally, I would just like to add that Pamela has been so supportive of the things going on in my life. This speaks volumes to her character as we have never actually met face-to-face (I am a virtual volunteer). She has been helpful and encouraging as this is my first semester of graduate school. I have the utmost respect for her and New Heights as a whole. This is a fantastic organization and I give it my full endorsement for anyone who is interested in doing volunteer work.

Board Member

Rating: 5

New Heights Educational Group is one of the nonprofit organizations I can believe in and that is saying a lot. New Heights works with everyone who wants to learn, from the adult who cannot read because of dyslexia to the child struggling in school to the learning challenged. This nonprofit does not discriminate in way. They work with students in public schools, charter schools, private schools and homeschools.
They are extremely careful about screening their volunteers using fingerprinting and background checks as well as reviewing each volunteer's lifetime work.
I first became involved with New Heights through Toastmasters. They were looking for a speaker for their first graduation ceremony for Homeschoolers. I volunteered. After that I became a tutor. I am now a board member. I sincerely believe that education is critical in a person's success and in the future of our country. I have much to learn about New Heights yet. There are so many pieces to New Heights. Many of us cannot afford Sylvan. New Heights is a great alternative.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I discoved The New Heights Educational Group, Inc., while seeking an online volunteer tutor opportunity. I was very impressed with their web site and the ease at which it could be used. I really appreciated the range of services they offered to their learners, as well their diversity and feeling of welcome and collaboration.

I chose to volunteer with a local education org, so I didn't continue my volunteer process with The New Heights Educational Group, Inc.; however, communicating with Pamela Clark, the Founder/Director of the organization, was a pleasure. Through her emails I could understand where The New Heights Educational Group, Inc.'s encouraging and welcoming atmosphere originated. I sense that she is a wonderful educator and professional, though our correspondence was brief.

I wish every continued success to The New Heights Educational Group, Inc.. May they have a great new school year!

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have worked as the newsletter editor and history program tutor for several years. Through New Heights I have also received exceptional math and science tutoring help. I would encourage anyone looking for a good non-profit to volunteer for to volunteer for New Heights.

Mary Ann M.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I have been a sounding board type volunteer with New Heights as well as having housed the library for New Heights in my garage for at least 3 years through 2012.

I find the vision with which this organization is guided to be refreshing and valuable as an educational paradigm. It welcomes the challenges and gifts of students and their families as a way of developing skills and guiding education for everyone involved.

Students of all educational venues, and their families, are welcome to services for a small fee, although the director has provided these services at the expense of her family in the beginning years of this organization's development....her passion is respected and appreciated by her family, even during the times of sacrifice to keep it alive.

I would gladly encourage anyone looking to volunteer in an organization guided by passion and integrity and the desire to truly make a difference in the lives of families to consider volunteering for New Heights . The organization is especially in need of more tutors, and particularly those willing to be coached by the New Heights director in a non-traditional way of providing literacy and math intervention for adults as well as children. Part of what makes New Heights effective is the use of non-traditional, out-of-the-box techniques to fill in gaps left by traditional or limited non-traditional experiences so that students can succeed rather than be just passed on for the sake of moving through the grades.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with New Heights Educational Group since the Fall of 2012 as a Research Coordinator. I am so honored to be working with such a great group of people. Founder, Pamela Clark has been great to work for since the beginning. She is a very caring, supportive, and intelligent individual and is so passionate about her work. Although I am volunteering virtually from my computer here in NJ, I have always felt like a part of the team at New Heights and that has meant the world to me. I would highly recommend volunteering at New Heights Educational Group to anyone out there.

jacobnibu

Volunteer

Rating: 4

When I started working as a proofreader and web developer for New Heights in 2010, I had no idea it would be such a wonderful organization to keep me hooked for 3 years and still continuing :)

What I value about this organization is a transparent and honest management by Pamela Clark, the director. Volunteers are given organizational details necessary for their work and their personal opinions and schedules are respected.

It's an environment that helps you learn and benefit as a volunteer. New Heights launched an online learning facility this year. It is getting bigger every year!

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

My first contact with New Heights Educational Group was through Volunteermatch website where I saw an ad looking for a proofreader. I got a quick response from the director, Pamela Clark, welcoming and introducing me to the group. She gave me an outline about the group's goals and activities and how I may help them. It was amazing to find how organized the group was; they had a calendar of planned events for one year ahead. As a volunteer, I was treated with respect and it was a comfortable and worthwhile experience for me.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

New Heights Educational Group is led by a visionary, patient, yet hard worker woman Ms. Clark. My voluntary role in the organization is as a "Program Developer." During our conversation, I can sense her great American spirit that truly reflected her organization's mission and vision. This organization offers students to advance their education with quite low cost (if you compare with other educational institutions) and rich educational resources. The awards that her organization received showed how successful she is in leading her organization.
I used to work as a private teacher, and to volunteer as a computer instructor.
This is a great opportunity for you to improve your education with relatively low cost through New Heights Educational Group.
And for those who want to learn leadership from Ms. Clark, I recommend you to join her asap.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered with New Heights Educational Group for approciamtely 6 months, and it was with a heavy heart that I had to give up my role due to an overly hectic schedule. Pamela Clark is wonderful to work with and it is with my highest hopes that I will be able to return when things are less hectic. I thank Pamela and everyone at New Heights for allowing me this wonderful opportunity.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I found New Heights Educational Group on Volunteer Match's website and found that they had a volunteer position available to serve as the Curriculum Reviewer. Shortly after submitting an inquiry to express my interest, I received a warm and welcoming response from Pamela Clark. Since that first day, she has been nothing but kind and friendly towards me. I have truly enjoyed my time serving as a volunteer for New Heights Educational Group and encourage other educational professionals to consider lending their time and talents to this wonderful organization.