Target Excellence is dedicated to administering quality education programs (not just babysitting) that help kids to identify their vision. It starts with an expectation that may be higher than what students expect for themselves. The next important step is to make sure we have a type of daily, weekly, quarterly, and yearly plan in place that anyone and everyone can understand. Children learn quicker when there is a set plan or routine in place. The last thing we do is measure to make sure we are effective and make adjustments in areas where we can improve
For more than twenty years, our programs have kept children safe during the hours when they are most at risk – and much more! Students are improving their academic performance, strengthening their interpersonal skills and experiencing opportunities that may otherwise be prohibitively expensive for their families. Our programs help combat summer learning loss, childhood obesity and allow students to express themselves in ways that make a difference in their communities.
Since 1994, we have:
Brought over $10 million dollars into low income neighborhoods in our community, and made a difference in the lives of more than 9,000 students;
Provided meaningful employment to over 1,500 local residents; Offered programs free of charge, enabling low income families the benefit of more than $20 million in childcare saving and being able to enter and remain in the workforce and become more financially self-sufficient;
Helped to reduce juvenile crime and gang involvement in our neighborhood sites by 18 percent by offering programming during the crucial hours where students are most likely to be alone and left to their own devices;Improved the eating habits and physical activity of students in our programs by providing healthy meals and regular physical activity, helping to combat the childhood obesity crisis and saving our community countless dollars in long-term medical costs;
Helped students develop communication, critical thinking, collaboration, problem-solving and other 21st Century skills by offering service learning programs where students identify and solve problems in their neighborhoods and communities.