Sunday, September 22, 2013

Early Steps


 We are trilled to have a new program join us.  Early Steps, a federal educational program that builds parenting skills and student school readiness through home visitations and various resources to help children achieve a lifetime of learning, held a special session with our kids at the end of the summer.

Sra, Trini, Marisol y Jessica

 Early Steps truly believes that the best teachers out there are the parents. The goal is to get parents involve in the education of their children through activities.

Mary, Rosi, Luna y Wendy
Carmen y Paola

Early Steps held a session with our kids and parents at the office. Their visit was a great success! Parents and kids truly enjoyed the activities. I'm proud to say that  50 attendees parents included got the opportunity to benefit from this program.

We hope this is only the first of many visits. We love partnering with programs that encourage our kids and parents to work and learn together. Thank you Early Steps for making this special day happen!!

More about this initiative click Here

Sunday, September 8, 2013

2013-2014 School Year Has Begun

The new school year for our kids has begun and with it, another year of ITA tutoring.
We opened our office last week. As usual, we will be open Monday to Thursday from 5:00pm to 6:30p.m. Our goal remains the same: To have a space for our kids which they can call their own to gather and do homework.

We are looking forward to  have another successful year and we are excited to welcome the new generation of kids that are making the big move into First Grade.

When I say we, I mean the group of volunteers and organizations that make the tutoring program happen:

Norma Gomez: Volunteer assistant coordinator and Spanish tutor.

Immigrant Resource Center: Provides snacks and material to program along with a couple of volunteers to tutor.

Tierra Nueva Apartments: Provide the equipment (Tables, Chairs) and facility (Main office).

Along with tutoring we have several activities planned through the year that we will continue to encourage our kids and their parents to attend. One of them starting on the 24 of September and that has already become a huge tradition is the High Altitude Chagelle, a series of  XC races for youth.
For more information on the event please click here

So looking forward to keep you posted on our work with our kids from Alamosa.

Cheers to another successful year!