I have been with NGF since the beginning, in 2007. Over the course of 9 years, NGF has helped thousands of children and their families and provided challenging and rewarding experiences to teens. I am proud to be part of this organization ... because every child deserves a chance!
I've been part of NGF from the beginning. What's really special about the SmarterMe program is the relationship between the teen tutors and their students. It's a mutually beneficial relationship that changes lives. Without a doubt NGF has changed the community for the better, and I am proud to be part of it.
It's a humbling experience to witness the dedication and generosity of our volunteers, staff, students, and parents. I love coming to NGF every Saturday to get my week's worth of smiles, hugs, and inspiration. It's hard sometimes, but at the end of each Saturday, I'm energized by the enthusiasm of our teen tutors and our volunteer teachers, heartened by the perseverance and desire of the parents to help their children, and encouraged by the progress of our students. I can't think of a better way to spend my Saturdays.
I've witnessed the growth of NGF since the very beginning. The impact that NGF makes on the community is tangible and immediate. We receive overwhelmingly positive feedback from our students, volunteers, parents, and school officials. I'm proud to be a part of NGF and am constantly inspired by the dedication of the staff and volunteers.
I have witnessed the rapid expansion of Next Generation Focus with a positive influence on the students, parents and teaching staff. The benefits for the children involved in the program achieved with limited resources shows the impact the program has made.
"Attempt something so great that it is doomed to failure lest God be in it" That's something my pastor frequently says to inspire us. NGF is an example of attempting something so great that it is doomed to failure unless the COMMUNITY be in it. We've been fortunate to have so many people help to make NGF a success, from our volunteers (teachers, staff, and teen tutors) to our business sponsors to our individual patrons. It's heart-warming to meet so many caring people within our community. And nothing is better than making a difference in the lives of children! Our SmarterMe programs are making measurable improvements in children's academic progress.
Next Generation Focus is a non-profit organization created simply from the love and concern of children in need. It is operated and supported by individuals with charitable hearts whose only focus is to meet the needs of children in the community. The recognition of children in need brought about the vision of also helping parents in need who could then, in turn, better support the children from the home base. Not only are the children who are served given the opportunity to be successful, they are also taught the value of teaching and helping others become the best they can be and thus make a lasting contribution to future generations.