Mission: To improve the quality of life through technology.
Our mission is to encourage creativity and provide access to education for low income, at-risk, and/or health-challenged individuals & families. Using innovative computer technology and the Internet, we seek to provide education at all levels including cultural awareness and arts education programs. By providing resources and services to facilitate our recipients’ use of this technology, we can ultimately help them lead productive, more successful lives.
It is also our goal to evaluate existing and future technologies - with a focus on visual literacy and telecommunication - and the impact they have on our recipients and communities.
Our classes are offered in our ACE Place Learning Center via cloud computing. With the exception of SecureTech, all of our programs are part of our E3 Matrix of Learning: Exposure, Education, and Experience.
Geographic areas served: NC, USA
•The ACE Place Learning Center - Educational programs to be accessed and tracked via the Internet. Included are K-12, GED Prep, Language (31 including ESL), Workforce Development (350+ courses) and our Arts & Culture program. All are self-directed/self-paced.
•Participation Equity Program (PEP) - To facilitate the use of our online programs as well as govt. services and information to NC citizens, we provide computer equipment and high-speed Internet access to those who can not afford it. Recipients of our services “pay” with Participation Equity.
•Challenging Minds - Online Arts, Culture, and Technology Challenges including a “Summer Vacation” program. We design, issue, and provide resources for stimulating challenges that involve creativity and/or technology.
•Continuing Education - Tuition assistance program created to help those who wish to continue their online education beyond the capacity of Don’t Forget the Kids. We will provide financial assistance - up to $1,000.00 - to qualified recipients that have participated in our program at an exemplary level for at least eight months.
•SecureTech Program - This program provides medical alert/emergency response systems to the elderly and disabled living alone.
This nonprofit will be a savings grace to many. The part I appreciate the most is the technology program. Clients can earn essential resources according to their participation levels. To me, that is a major motivator, an incentive for individuals, especially adults, to finally commit to learning, to get their GED, to take development classes.
I enjoy my work with Don’t Forget the Kids. The founders/staff are very forward-thinking and willing to try new technology. I particularly like the DFTK Network – a private area of their site where clients communicate, check email, and interact with other clients and staff members.
Don't Forget The Kids is a visionary charity, who has outstanding and dedicated Board Members and staff. They realize that America's future success is dependent on increasing the educational level of all its citzens. The United States educational system and student performance is declining. DFTK has concluded that a new, creative and innovative approach to education is what is needed to "right the ship" and allow the US to compete with other industrialized nations. They realize that utilizing technology in an educational environment is the key to America's future success. The online education programs that I was selected to test are exceptional. Although these educational programs are very challenging, they are presented in a entertaining manner, which is conducive to comprehension and retention of the material being presented. Don't Forget The Kids is the charity that will help lead America out of the Dark Ages of Education and into the 21st Century.
I believe in this organization's ability to bridge gaps in education. I was one of several volunteers selected to test & review their courses. They have partnered with very successful companies to provide high quality content. The courses are interesting, informative, and very entertaining! When the student is enjoying the program, actually being entertained by humorous videos and games, they retain the lesson and learning is effortless.