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P.O.W.E.R. Organization

Posted by Lisa LaGrou October 6, 2010 Non-Profits

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P.O.W.E.R. is a non-profit organization driving youth toward success in math. P.O.W.E.R. has developed partnerships with colleges and universities to improve the lives of youth by helping them succeed with mathematics academically, personally, and professionally. 

P.O.W.E.R. gives children learning opportunities that decrease math and test anxiety levels, improve basic math skills, introduce academically challenging and career-focused enrichment activities, and introduce meaningful math resources. 

Since 2005, P.O.W.E.R. Org has implemented innovative programs, during non-school hours, that use research based strategies and best practices for quality out of school learning programs.

Through POWER’s non-profit efforts, children and families can be in an environment with some hands-on experiences. As put by P.O.W.E.R. founder Toni Jones, “Some kids may say, ‘I think I want to be a surgeon some day, but I only have a narrow idea of what they do.’ At P.O.W.E.R., we have professionals come in and talk about what they do and give the kids activities that engage them with things they actually do.”

Toni further states, “We help students develop confidence and competence in utilizing math to enhance their lives. There’s a difference between Literacy and Proficiency. Literacy is memorization of the math problems. Proficiency is using the math skills in real life; making the connection.”

P.O.W.E.R. Organization holds events and conferences to meet their mission. These conferences give children the chance to celebrate and explore math, and improve their proficiency.

Please see their website at www.POWERtheYOUTH.org for a listing of events and additional information.

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