Ever thought of being part of something bigger and working to make a meaningful difference in the lives of children in developing countries? At Outreach360, our vision is a transformed world in which every child is able to pursue a college degree or be gainfully employed upon reaching adulthood, and ultimately have the opportunity to live a life of choice. We envision every child we work with becoming an active citizen in their communities and being committed to serving those less fortunate.
Sadly, the areas we serve in Latin America suffer from some of the most extreme cases of poverty and some of the greatest social inequality in the world. Children are born in disadvantaged neighborhoods where day-to-day life can often be a simple matter of survival. When families lack the resources for the most basic necessities, they are left with
few options except to send their children to beg for money in the streets where they ultimately turn to crime or prostitution to survive. With limited education opportunities, as children reach adulthood they lack the necessary education to be accepted into a university program or the critical vocational training to obtain a skilled job. Once again, without knowing what else to do, they are left with few options as adults and the endless cycle of poverty continues.
At Outreach360 we believe education is the best sustainable solution to combat poverty and provide the children we serve with long-term opportunities to transform their own lives. Through our innovative education programs at our Learning Centers, we focus on the steps we can take now to develop the enormous talents of these children. With English Language Learning and
Spanish Literacy at the heart of our education programs, we are able to provide disadvantaged children with opportunities for progress. In the Dominican Republic where more than a third of the population lives on a few dollars a day, learning English provides young people looking at college,professional careers,or work in the ever-growing tourist industry, with a tool necessary to compete in the job market. In Nicaragua, where an estimated 33% of the population is illiterate, learning to read and write correctly is vital to providing opportunities for a life of choice.
Fueled by creative and passionate volunteers that come to serve in our Learning Centers, Outreach360 strives to transform these statistics and provide the children we serve with a life of choice. A life where they are no longer a statistic, but a symbol of human potential!
A Cross-Curricular Approach
We know that all kids learn differently, yet education is often bottled up into a single teaching style or a singular curricular approach. At Outreach360 we strive to approach our core subjects of Spanish Literacy and English Learning not only by more traditional means, but also through music, art and drama. We know that these areas help kids learn, and by incorporating them into our curriculum we encourage our students to explore learning through their creativity, which ultimately helps keep kids engaged and enrolled in our programs.