Red Gamso, Director of Marketing & Communications
New Horizons seven educational programs provide after school and in the summer programs and services at locations near where students live and go to school. Their programs are specifically designed for socioeconomically disadvantaged students who live in homes where English is not the primary language. Students create multicultural and multigenerational relationships with volunteer tutors who work with them in small group and one-on-one learning environments tailored to meet students’ individual needs.
This is a win-win for our community!
Their volunteers, many of which are retired, have a meaningful experience in building relationships and helping our other community members, those children and youth most vulnerable in our community. They had 263 volunteers in the 2021-2022 school year, and this year they are already over 400 volunteers.
The student accomplishments: They have served 597 students in the 2021-2022 school year. 79% of their Super Kids Club students maintained a “C” or higher grade in reading. 90% of their middle and high school students in out Super Teens Club had a GPA of “2.0” or higher.
New Horizons of SWFL will be acknowledged at our next Wake Up Naples event on March 29.
Register for the next Wake Up Naples/Chamber Conversation event here: napleschamber.org/wakeupnaples
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Each month, Greater Naples Chamber of Commerce and the Board of Collier County Commissioners recognize an organization that has enhanced the community through financial, volunteer and active involvement in organizations and programs that assist in creating a better quality of life for all citizens in Collier County.
The honoree is presented with a commemorative plaque at the Board of County Commissioners meeting. A photo is taken and featured in Chamber communications, the Chamber’s website and promoted through social media.
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