“When students master skills in Reading and Math, they go to school feeling good about their accomplishments. Getting help with homework allows students to go to school prepared and feeling confident.
The Academic Excellence & Achievement Program (AXAP) provides one-on-one support in Reading and Math, as well as Homework Help. Students are taught important skills by caring, professional educators, following a comprehensive diagnostic assessment.”
I am so proud of the work we do at Neighbors for Kids, Depoe Bay, Oregon! I am also honored to have been part of this outstanding after-school program as a board member for the last 5 years. It has been the best work of my life!
Even when we are away on vacation, I get fun reminders everyday like the photo above showing our children reading “big books” from our new library. In cooperation with the Lincoln County School District (LCSD) and the “21st Century Community Learning Center Program,” we take literacy development very seriously as a key priority during the hours of 3pm-6pm. We also team up with parents and volunteers for additional support during a monthly evening or Saturday event through our “Family Literacy Program.”
Although we are having a great time getting away for two weeks enjoying visits with family and friends and the beautiful weather in Southern California, I am anxious to get home and get back to the work I love, helping Neighbors for Kids succeed as a sustainable 21st Century after-school model for the future. The children and families in Lincoln County Oregon are the big winners! It is an honor to be part of the NFK team of staff and volunteers who make a difference each and every day for kids…
Steve Sparks, Vice Chair, Neighbors for Kids , Depoe Bay, Oregon