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HOW DO THEY DO IT?

What are the building blocks that become the foundation for such startling numbers?

NUTRITION PROGRAMS
Child hunger is a very real problem in our community. Kids are unable to learn when their stomachs are growling. The Completely KIDS Food Program was established to provide children and teens with nourishing food seven days a week. Children rely on Completely KIDS every day to offer them a well-balanced after-school snack which, for too many, acts as their evening meal.
 

The Weekend Food Program sends home backpacks stuffed with healthy and child-friendly food every Friday. These programs and others like them are almost entirely volunteer-operated.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS
FOR ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CHILDREN

Kids can be at their most vulnerable in those unsupervised hours after school and through the summer. Completely KIDS delivers a wide selection of Out-of-School programs through 10 area schools that offer an alternative to television or the street.

EDUCATION PROGRAMS FOR TEENS
Teenagers encounter a difficult world filled with drugs and alcohol. Violence is prevalent in the media, on the streets and in too many homes. Too many lack a sense of purpose in their lives. Through Completely KIDS school-based programs, 13- to 19-year-olds are outfitted with the skills they need to make ethical, responsible choices, ones that boost their ability to succeed academically, socially and emotionally. Help them and they, in turn, learn valuable lessons that inspire many to develop a firm commitment to a lifetime of helping others.
 
PREVENTION EDUCATION PROGRAMS
Complex decisions and potentially dangerous situations are thrown at kids at every turn in today’s culture. With the help of professional actor-educators, Completely KIDS interactive prevention education programs are used to take on such topics as child sexual abuse, Internet safety and peer pressure.
These innovative educational opportunities are available for kids, parents and educators at elementary schools throughout the greater Omaha community.
 

IT HAS BEEN SAID that math is a lot like love; it’s a pretty simple idea but it can become rather complicated if you’re not careful. No need for great care or even calculator on this one, but let’s look at the simplest of numbers for Completely KIDS 2010 operations, the ones that embody the spirit of the organization’s new tagline of “Creating Community for Kids and Families.”


20,000
The number of meals served in 2010

11,000
Backpacks that carried much of that food last year

9,698
The number of kids, parents and teachers served in Completely KIDS’ Prevention Education Programs

2,423
Service learning volunteer hours racked up by 274 Completely KIDS youth

2,045
The number of children and teens served in Out-of-School Programs

105
Partnerships with community organizations and businesses to maximize agency resources

93
The percentage of Completely KIDS youth who improved their abilities in reading comprehension

90
The percentage of kids (and this is our very favorite) who go on to four-year colleges and universities

80
The percentage of Completely KIDS youth who improved their abilities in math

3
Area shelters supported by Completely KIDS programs

1:1,000,000
Extensive research in controlled laboratory settings has concluded that this is the ratio of Completely KIDS staffers to the number of smiles they put on kids’ faces

 

 

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