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Online Tutoring for Kids provides children the tools to do their jobs as students K-12

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Founding Story: Share a story about a key experience or spark that helps the network understand why this project got started or a story about how you became inspired about the potential for this project to succeed.

i was a single parents and couldn't afford tutors or tools such as software to advance my children to get what they needed to compete globally so this idea to have a Free Tutoring for Kids program was something that could enhance kids and help the parents to learn with kids in the privacy of their home environment.

Which categories describe you? (the answer will not be public)

  • Black or African American (for example: African American, Jamaican, Haitian, Nigerian, Ethiopian, Somalian)
  • Native American or Alaska Native (for example: Navajo Nation, Blackfeet Tribe, Mayan, Aztec, Native Village of Barrow Inupial Traditional Government, Nome Eskimo Community)

If you chose to self-identify your race, ethnicity, or origin, please share here: (the answer will not be public)

African American

Website

http://www.orlandocdc.org

Location: Where is your organization headquartered? [State]

  • Florida

Location: Where is your organization headquartered? [City]

Orlando

Location: Where is your project primarily creating impact? [State]

  • Florida

Location: Where is your project primarily creating impact? [City]

Globally

Problem: What problem is this project trying to address?

Most parents or communities can't afford to have the tutors and programs to help advance their children to have access to the educational tutoring program and also may be able to give this user friendly online tutoring for Kids K-12 while parents are busy or not affordable Kids can learn at their leisure

When kids have tools to work with in their hands and a wealth of information at the touch of their finger tips it's powerful and gives the the self assurance that they can compete fairly and have some of the same tools as their counterparts

Is your model focused on any of the following traditionally underserved communities?

  • Communities of color
  • Children who are differently abled
  • LGBTQ or non-binary individuals
  • Religious minorities (non-Christian)
  • Low-income communities

Does your model work within any of the following sectors?

  • Childcare
  • Child and Family Services
  • Community Development and Empowerment
  • Criminal Justice
  • Education
  • Mental Health

Year Founded

2015

Project Stage

  • Scaling (the solution has passed the previous stages, and the next step will be growing its impact on a regional or global scale)

Example: Walk the network through a specific example of what happens when a person or group engages with your solution.

This online tutoring program gives kids the mind set to know that they have tools and can be equipped to have information and knowledge that gives children confidence and a sense of assurance that are on the same playing field as other kids. It also gives them the mindset that they are not lower but the same or at least they are in the game globally

Impact: What was the impact of your work last year? Please also describe the projected future impact for the coming years.

Orlando CDC offer support to ministries that can't afford to have this program and the children's parent have said this has been rewarding to see their kids grade improve and given confidence to build their kids self esteem in the class. Also, people who don't want anyone to know their areas of weakness they can challenge themselves t their own pace and abilities

Organization Type

  • nonprofit/NGO/citizen sector

Annual Budget

  • $100k - $250k

Financial Sustainability Plan: What is your solution’s plan to ensure financial sustainability?

My business and myself seed into this project Tutoring for Kids active online because it's a cultural benefit for kids to have these tools available Also we will seek others to donate

Unique Value Proposition: How else is this problem being addressed? Are there other organizations working in the same field, and how does your project differ from these other approaches?

It's Free and it's Tutoring where you don't have people or personality issues. Parents and children can move at their own pace. Can be repeated over and over until success is the Reward

Reflect on the Field and its Future: Stepping outside of your project, what do you see as the most important or promising shifts that can advance children’s wellbeing?

Technology is the key we as a community must make sure our kids are abreast and moving in the directions of having the tools they need in this area

Source: How did you hear about the Children’s Wellbeing Challenge? (the answer will not be public)

  • Changemakers.com
  • Other

Referral: If you discovered the Challenge thanks to an organization or person other than Ashoka, who was it? (the answer will not be public)

Society for Nonprofit

Evaluation results

3 evaluations so far

1. Relevance: Does this project seem to help children (ages 0 to 12 years) develop a strong sense of self, belonging, and purpose?

5 - Yes, this is great! The project lays out a strong, compelling case for how its model nurtures children’s wellbeing. - 0%

4 - It seems like a good fit, and the model talks explicitly about children’s wellbeing. - 0%

3 - I think so. The project seems related to children’s wellbeing, but the logic is vague. - 66.7%

2 - Not sure. The project doesn’t have much to do with wellbeing, or it doesn’t give enough information. - 33.3%

1 - Nope, this project definitely doesn’t fit the challenge brief (e.g., It doesn’t help kids younger than 12, isn’t in the U.S., etc.) - 0%

2. Innovation: Does this project tackle children’s wellbeing from a new angle?

5 - I loved this! The project describes a novel model that addresses important cultural or systemic barriers. - 0%

4 - This is pretty cool. The project is addressing an important problem in a new or compelling way. - 0%

3 - I feel like there’s something there, but I want more details about what makes it distinctive. - 33.3%

2 - It’s a good project, but I’ve seen others like it before. - 0%

1 - It was confusing or hard to tell what it made it different. - 66.7%

3. Social Impact: What is this project’s potential for creating positive social impact?

5 - Lots of potential. This project is achieving impressive results, and it’s growing quickly. It could absolutely inspire changes in the ways we approach caring for kids nationally, across sectors (e.g. childcare, healthcare, education). - 0%

4 - Pretty good potential. This project demonstrates significant positive impact so far, and it could scale regionally or nationally one day and fundamentally change how a system operates (e.g. childcare, healthcare, education). - 33.3%

3 - Budding potential. This project is creating local impact, but it would take a few adjustments before it could scale. - 0%

2 - Some potential. This project demonstrates some initial positive impact, but it would require major changes before it could scale. - 33.3%

1 - Limited potential. This project has great intentions, but it looks like it does not include key drivers of a shift towards children’s wellbeing. - 33.3%

4. Overall, how do you feel about this idea?

5 - This idea rocked my world. It’s awesome! - 0%

4 - This idea seems really exciting. With a little more polishing, it’d be among my favorites. - 0%

3 - I think the idea is great, but it needs some work before it moves onto the next round. - 0%

2 - I liked it fine but preferred others. - 33.3%

1 - It didn’t make my heart beat faster. Needs significant revisions. - 66.7%

5. Offer some feedback. Where should this participant spend some time revising?

DEFINING THE PROBLEM. Make sure to articulate the root causes or main barriers of the social issue your project addresses. (Founding Story, Problem, Solution). - 0%

CLARITY OF MODEL. Make sure to mention (a.) the beneficiary, b) the main activities, and c) how those activities drive social impact. Keep it streamlined! - 33.3%

MARKETPLACE. Make sure to research other players in this space and articulate how this project is different. I didn’t get a complete sense of how this project compares to others. - 100%

IMPACT POTENTIAL. Make sure to use specific numbers to describe what your project has achieved so far! And consider how you might scale the model or its insights, through partnerships, trainings, or franchising. - 66.7%

WRITING STYLE. Try to stay concise and make it vivid. Avoid jargon. - 66.7%

Nothing stands out! I thought it was great. - 0%

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Barbara,
We offer support for children in our Executive Function Lab that also helps support kids learning and development. Your idea is powerful in that you provide free service that many folks "in the middle" working everyday, no left over money, just making it, can't typically afford. Research supports the widening economic gap and the significance of education in closing that gap. We're not in a position to give money at CICS right now. If we ever are, you'll hear from me. Keep the faith!
Amy

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