Charity for Change received a $16,572 grant from St. John’s Episcopal Church in Naples to expand programming to improve the emotional well-being and academic performance for at-risk students, with a focus in Immokalee, East Naples, Golden Gate and Everglades City.
“We are grateful for the partnership with St. John’s Episcopal Church to promote the education, health and emotional well-being of children in our community,” said Karen Conley, founder and CEO for Charity for Change. “As a challenge grant, St. John’s Episcopal Church is inviting our community to join them by matching their commitment to advancing our mission. Decades of research show that our program teaches life skills that build resiliency and success in school, future careers and life. This is particularly important for at-risk children from low-income households because they develop academic and social skills significantly slower than children from higher socioeconomic groups, leading to a never-ending cycle of poverty.”
The scientifically proven elements of the Charity for Change program bring character education, STEAM, and service learning to life. The program uses research-based strategies for implementing behavior change, including role-play practice, modeling, direct instruction of social skills, and giving back to the community through volunteering, service learning, or giving.
For information on how to create change by supporting Charity for Change’s program, visit charityforchange.org.
About Charity for Change
Founded in 2008, Charity for Change exists to elevate young children to their highest potential by teaching the foundation of character and charitable habits through an academic curriculum, building resilience and self-efficacy in children. This sets them on a trajectory to thrive in school and later in life, creating a world filled with empathy and compassion — free of hate, violence, bullying and division. The organization serves Pre-K to 5th grade students through its afterschool, summer school, preschool, and in-school programs. Since 2008, the program has impacted 100,000 children, instilling character traits and raising $150,000 for 100 area charities. The goal of Charity for Change is to cultivate confident, compassionate children who become successful learners, contribute to their schools and communities, and who will participate in society as empathetic, resilient, ethical and self-reliant citizens. For more information about Charity for Change, please visit www.charityforchange.org or call 239-592-6787.