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Next Generation Focus Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Children & Youth, Youth Development Programs

Mission: Next Generation Focus' Mission is to invest in our future generation by providing resources to help them participate in enrichment and educational programs that will make a positive impact on their lives.

Programs: SmarterMe Reading, SmarterMe Math, NGF Teens, SmarterMe Music, SmarterMe Parents, Focus Aid, and College Application Essay Assistance.

Community Stories

82 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering at NGF for about a month and a half and I love it! I have so much fun tutoring and look foreward to it each week!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is such an amazing organization! I love volunteering here because it's so fun and rewarding. Seeing all the kids excited to learn is so awesome!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I enjoy volunteering at Next Generation Focus! It's such a joy to see all of the smiling faces and seeing the kids progress throughout the year. It's so rewarding!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been volunteering with NGF since the summer of my junior year, and it easily one of the most valuable experiences of my high school career. The students tutored by NGF need the academic support provided by the dedicated volunteers and are truly willing to learn. Helping a child struggle through a task and seeing them excel is beyond humbling. NGF is full of passionate and driven people who really make a difference in the lives of children in the community by giving them the tools and support they need to succeed.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

NGF is an amazing opportunity for students to get the help they need to succeed. Individual assessments, individual lesson plans and one on one tutoring set this program apart from others. These children might get lost in the numbers without the extra attention they get at NGF.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Over the past years I have been volunteering at different places, I found immense gratification in being able to contribute to local communities. My involvement in NGF has been one of the best experiences I have ever had. NGF is a wonderful organization that helps kids who struggle in school. Everyone in this organization works hard to make sure all the kids get the help they need. They are caring and compassionate, and I think that’s why every kid enjoys coming to the program. I have witnessed their progress in both math and reading. I am so grateful to be a part of this amazing non-profit organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I am currently a junior in high school, and I have been volunteering at Next Generation Focus since my sophomore year. NGF is truly amazing in that this organization has been helping students gain a valuable education that they might be lacking in a typical school setting. Being from an educated family, volunteering at NGF has given me the opportunity to give back to those less fortunate through a medium that will impact these unfortunate children for the rest of their lives. NGF is, in the truest sense, an educational support system for these students.

3 LucieNguyen

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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."

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

Robin154

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

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!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with NGF for a year and enjoy every minute of it. I see all aspects of the non-profit – the work with the kids, planning, budgeting, strategy, marketing and fundraising. I am constantly amazed at the energy, commitment, and passion that go into every area. The students love to be with their teen tutors while remediating necessary skills to make them successful at school. The teens, in turn, are excited to be part of the program where they can contribute to their community while gaining responsibility and leadership skills. It is an excellent organization and model for reaching out to youth of all ages. I am blessed to be part of such a great non-profit.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've had the most amazing expirience volunteering at Next Generation Focus! All the kids that we help are so sweet, and the staff members are a joy to work with. It is such a satisfying feeling when a child that has been struggling with a concept understands it with your help.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Every time I go to NGF and see the faces of those children smiling and laughing out loud, I felt relived, relieved that they have a simple smile on, and relived that they are enjoying what we do for them. Their smiling faces is what lights up our day during tutoring!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have been working with NFG for the last year and I am absolutely impressed with the program. Amy does a wonderful job of reaching out to the community and providing a tutoring service for children. The tutors and the curriculum are top notch!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Next Generation Focus is a wonderful program that provides low income children the opportunity to receive quality tutoring. The staff and the volunteers are very committed to making a difference in the lives of all the students that pass through the program. I am glad to be part of the program and cherish the chance to work with such a special organization.