Become A Business Partner
The New Horizons Learning Center Mentor Program is supported solely by private funding from the local community. To make a donation, please fill out the Donation Form and mail to New Horizons Learning Center.
Your Support Provides:
Educational Field Trips
Mentor & Mentee Special Events
Help in Times of Need
In order to help our students succeed, the mentor program – solely funded by the generosity of our Business Partners throughout the community – provides the following support for our students:
- Selective dress. Uniforms for students, which includes pants, shirts, belts, jackets, and shoes.
- Employment help. We have someone who is in charge of helping to place kids in the job market. We help with getting the students required uniforms they need to work at Winn Dixie, etc. We also acquire bicycle donations for students’ transportation to their jobs.
- Food items. Many of our students take meds and need a snack to take with their meds. We keep a pantry of healthy breakfast bars, crackers, and juice when the need arises. Sunday School Classes in local churches provide fruit and sandwich supplies for the Mentor Room.
- Graduation. Some students cannot afford to pay for their graduation caps and gowns, shirts, etc. We use donated funds for this. If funding permits, we try to have a graduation event for our students, such as bowling or skating. Parents and mentors are always invited to these events.
- Educational field trips. Field trips provide extraordinary motivation and incentive for our students to do well in school, so they can participate in these educational events. Our mentors encourage the students to believe they can indeed overcome obstacles in order to attend a field trip. When the day of the field trip finally arrives, words can’t describe the energy and excitement of the students who achieved this privilege. Most of the mentors are proud to accompany the students, who have repeatedly shown exemplary behavior on these field trips. These real-world experiences are a highlight of our mentor program, which prove that when a mentor believes in a child, the student begins to believe in himself, and behaves as a mature young adult. We show the student a bigger part of their world, and they begin to believe they can be a productive part of it.