WHAT WE DO AND OUR COMMITMENT TO YOU!
OUR MOTTO: " I am my brothers/sisters keeper. It's just that simple."
OUR MISSION: Our mission is to provide support services to special needs, chronically ill, underpriviledged needy youth in our community through our various wellness programs, after-school programs, health education seminars, summer camps/ athletic camps, child hunger advocacy, health advocacy workshops, special needs awareness, service learning, and additional resources.
It is our desire to meet the physical, emotional, educational, social needs of all children with no discrimination; much compassion, and confidentiality through our various youth programs and partnerships with the medical professionals. To promote life and social inclusion, for special needs low income children in all areas of life. Making a difference in children's lives through compassionate care, providing charitable services, educational tools, special needs awareness, advocacy with love needed to change the world.
At Kids Need Support 2, our core values are Service- to provide help, resources, and benefits to help people achieve maximum potential. Social Justice- to uphold equal rights, protection, opportunity, social benefits to everyone. Dignity and worth- every person is unique and worthwhile. Importance of human relationships- to value the exchange between all parties with compassion and confidentiality. Integrity-maintain trustworthiness.
Competence-practice within the scope of known skills and abilities to build family strengthening, socialism, volunteerism, self esteem building, leadership, teamwork, positive community involvement and giving.
We hope to combat many diseases and make an impact in the lives of each child where they can see their fears disappear and transition into a Greater Destiny of Hope. We hope to build the morale in the community on Special Needs Awareness through our service learning and community leadership initiative, one day at a time.
This initiative involves youth development, character building and empowerment components. The tools we utilize to educate are via service learning, medical support, foundation resources and information.
OUR COMMITMENT TO SPECIAL NEEDS CHILDREN:
We are a volunteer based organization with teams, who help to administer fun activities for healing, hope and life skills. We all have a personal success story, or a journey still in progress, that makes our lives and each child's life relative. Experience has been our teacher, love our motivator, and each child our inspiration. All are welcome to find healing, a supporting hand and loving heart from the moment your request reaches our ears. There is no illness that we can't fight together!
Successful Journeying with Special Needs / Mentoring Program -
This program affords all youth with special needs the opportunity to learn skills, trades on a one on one basis. Partnering with mentors who are focused on the success of the child in every area of life. The students work with local business owners, physicians, nurses, hospitals, teachers, engineers, athletes, etc. to give insight to successful living and personal development of all youth.
After School Education - Arts, Behavioral Therapy/ Liberal Arts/ Science/ Technology/ Current Events/ Social Studies
There are currently 59 children enrolled in the after school program. The children range in ages from 5 years and up. The teacher to student ratio is 2:1. The children are assisted with homework. The literacy teachers work on on one with children who struggle with reading. We are pleased with the support of each teacher who assist in the areas of Science, Math, and Literature. The middle school and high school students have benefited from these services and the extra help has improved their grades by 50%. Kudos to each instructor! Thank you for your personal dedication to seeing each child succeed.
Heart Fit TNS-
The program is designed to build bridges of hope for our seniors, partnering with our teens. The group completes wellness workshops, fitness activities, shares in life adventures through health education. Focusing on Health Literacy, our Cardiologist, and team of Clinical Research Associates work tirelessly on improving the health of those underpriviledged and undeserved communities. This program offers free EKG testings, consultations, stroke prevention, heart disease prevention, smoking education, health awareness and social bonding. The program was created by Elijah Ashe who was inspired by his grandmother Mary Ashe, who combats Coronary Artery Disease. The vision was to educate all youth to help keep our seniors healthy; to appreciate the importance of our past to execute brighter futures.
Healing Therapy through Music
Partnering with WBJL Radio and Yes Unlimited our youth can complete interships in the area of Engineering and Broadcasting with the Healing Therapy Program offered here.
Special needs children learn the beauty in planting, farming. Local experts work with the children to educate them on the process in agriculture. Each child selects a herb, vegetable, plants, fruit, flower etc. to promote healing for their individual disease to combat health disparities and promote healing for the whole child.
Offers children from 5 years to 21 years the opportunity to engage in physical fitness exercises to combat diabetes,diseases, disorders and obesity. Motivating each child to drink lots of water and keep moving.
Children are offered peer to peer, E-mentoring, one on one mentoring and group sessions. Children are guided by mentors to meet their health goals, academic goals, and overall life goals with support, compassion and love.
Outdoor Adventures, Go Green Programs that take place throughout the United States. Children link together to change the world with Special Needs Awareness and Nature.