KidREACH - Providing tutoring to children in need

Goal: $ 6478

No of Donation: 5

 

 

Goal: $ 6478
Amount Raised: $ 145
Remaining : $ 6333
No of Donation : 5
Category : Education
Url : http://www.worldvision.org
Contact Number : 253.815.2592
Address : PO Box 9716
State : Federal Way
City : WA
Country : US
Zipcode : 98063-9716

Challenge

Barbour County, in north central West Virginia, is an area of hardscrabble small rural communities tucked into the lush green landscape of the beautiful Appalachian Mountains. The region has been particularly hard-hit by unemployment and underemployment because of the decline of the coal and timber industries. Many county residents who have been laid off from mining or manufacturing jobs now work at lower paying service sector jobs at retail stores or fast food restaurants.

Solution

World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the causes of poverty and injustice. Motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, World Vision serves alongside the poor and oppressed as a demonstration of God's unconditional love for all people. World Vision serves all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, or gender.
KidREACH provides tutoring to elementary age children living in poverty in the Appalachia region of West Virginia. The goal is to continue supporting up to 190 children with direct KidREACH tutoring and help each child envision a future that includes graduating from high school. Barbour County has been hard hit by unemployment because of the decline of the coal and timber industries so many live in poverty. Almost 6,900 students dropped out of the class of 2010.

Long-Term Impact

Many people in Barbour County make choices based on the examples of others. "That's what my mom and dad did, so that's what I'm going to do." Generational poverty can be changed with education. KidREACH will help elementary school children get the educational foundation they need to get to and through middle school. If they have that strong foundation, they'll be less likely to drop out of high school, which in turn will help increase their opportunities to be successful in life.

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