Our vision is a transformed world in which every child is able to pursue a college degree or to be gainfully employed upon reaching adulthood, enabling them to live a life of choice. Each child will become an active citizen, committed to serving those less fortunate, and be an active friend of the environment.
Our Mission— What We Do to Bring that Vision to Reality
Our mission is to be a world class provider of international service-learning opportunities, providing a consistent and predict-able volunteer experience, surprising and delighting our volunteers with a powerful cultural experience and the ability to make a significant difference, resulting in a 100% enthusiasm rating - volunteers want to join us again and/or are willing to encourage their friends and family to join us. The cultural interchange (intercambio) is a significant outcome of our efforts.
Our Goal/Primary Aim
The Goal of Outreach360 is to transform individuals, families, communities, countries, and the world through the education and development of disadvantaged children. As we release the hero within these children, we release the hero within each person involved with Outreach360.
By the year 2030, 2500 children are enrolled in our 1st grade program. Over 200 children will be completing their Out-reach360 GED Training or Vocational Training, choosing to attend the university or be qualified for a skilled job. Over 50,000 international volunteers will be involved with Outreach360 each year. Outreach360 will be working in 10 countries, with a total of 30 Community Centers supporting 150 Learning Centers.
Outreach360 will adopt specific disadvantaged neighborhoods. In each neighborhood we adopt, we will staff an Outreach360 Learning Center. The Learning Center will provide training from pre-school through high school:
: Early Childhood Development Activities and Nutrition Program
Literacy and English Grades
GED and Vocational Training
Community Health, Environmental Education, Life Skills
Learning Centers will be supported by an Outreach360 Community Center. The Community Center will be a larger facility than the Learning Center. Volunteers will be housed at the Community Center, and specialized educational resources will be available at the Community Center. Summer camp facilities will be available at the Community Center.
Service and Skills: Each student will be required to serve other students in the program, with their time and skills. The parents of each student will also be expected and invited to serve the program, but the parent’s service will not be a require-ment for the child to participate. Neighborhood residents will be given priority for permanent jobs, when qualified.
Natural Resources: Each Outreach360 facility will promote caring for the environment, being sustainable in the areas or power, water, and food production.
Outreach360 is grass-roots volunteer organization. International volunteers and donors will provide the primary source of teaching and funds for new centers; transitioning to local teaching and funds as each cen-ter matures. Outreach360 is an opportunity for all people to volunteer and contribute—to Release the Hero Within.
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