In order for students to reach their full potential in school and to learn to make good choices, they must feel safe, have access to hot meals, and be connected with loving people on a consistent basis.
The After School Program of Broaden Horizons is the core of the program. All of the sites are safe learning environments staffed by certified teachers and caring Christian mentors. Every child receives an after-school snack and a full dinner meal four days per week, 32 weeks per year.
The academic focus on English/Language Arts and Math is important, as is the enrichment curriculum. Daily doses of “Positive Action" spark an intrinsic interest in learning and encourage cooperation among students who learn that you feel good about yourself when you do positive actions. These lessons are tied to core Bible principles such as Luke 6:31, “Do unto others as you would have them do to you.”
Broaden Horizons students experience increased academic achievement and reduction in negative behaviors, and learn to make good choices.
The intensive Summer Leadership Academy immerses middle-school students in discipleship as well as STEM learning (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). Sixty students participate in over 10,000 hours of high-quality programming; in 2014, over 40% of students participating accepted Christ or made a life recommitment.
Hear how one of the very first kids in Broaden Horizons has been influenced by the program now that he is in college.
Hear how a volunteer at First West had a dream so big that it has changed his life and the lives of hundreds of children.
Broaden Horizons can not happen without volunteers pouring into the lives of children. There are several ways you can plug in.
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