"CHANGING THE NEXT GENERATION DOT BY DOT"
WHAT IS CONNECT THE DOTS?
Connect the Dots youth program is sponsored by Christ Time Ministry Inc, which is a non-profit 501c(3)
Our main Goal is to advance the youth in every area of their lives spiritually, physically and mentally by bridging the gap of services that are not offered to youth and young adults in Kansas City, Mo and the Surrounding areas.
Connect the Dots serve youth ages 11-20. We serve such a large age range because we believe that if we start working with the youth at a young age around the time they get to age 25 or 30 they will be advance and not ignorant to a lot of things, but they will leave college knowing who they want to be and the career field that they are going to go into. The youth will be more advanced and not falling behind and when some youth graduate from high school they are still in need of some sort of direction and that is the 17-20 age range.
The name CONNECT THE DOTS means it is important to be connected to something beneficial. The Dots relates to taking it back to the basics step by step, one on one. It’s important to come down to the youth level to be able to reach them and make a change.
Words from the founder “When I was growing up my mother was and still is a teacher. She would spend time with me teaching me one on one on how to connect the dots as far as my letters and numbers. The more she taught me and raised me up I didn’t need the dots anymore but could write my letters and numbers fluently because she took the time out and worked with me, until I was able to do it on my own”.
By us offering classes such as college to career success, Life skills, Abstinence, Healthy living and eating, Anger and Behavior management. ETC These Classes help to lead to a successful and more self-sufficient future.
PAVING THE WAY TO A BRIGHTER FUTURE
Children have so much to offer to the world - we believe in the power that they hold, and know that they will mold future generations to come. At Connect the Dots Youth Program, we are here to give them the support they need in order to shape them into leaders of the future. We have a number of educational programs and leadership initiatives that help nurture our youth and help them develop the skills they will carry throughout their lives. Donate today, and see how you can make an impact!
HANDS ON INTERACTIVE
Connect the Dots Youth Program empowers youth in the greater Kansas City area to reach their fullest potential through a wide range of services and classes. We care about our children, and provide them with a number of enrichment programs to help shape their identity. Our classes are hands on Interactive and that is how they learn best, we put our youth in real life situations. Ex what to do if your car break down, how to check the oil, how to cut grass etc.
ONE ON ONE
At Connect the Dots Youth Program, we strive to empower the lives of youth all around the world. We value One on One time because it is very important in the times we live in to have someone as far as a mentor to walk with the youth that is living a healthy positive life. The youth are able to look up to the mentor and talk to them in times of needs no matter the time or hour. The founder said “as a youth I had someone to walk with me, which had a huge impact on my life, because of the life she lived. She helped me stay focus on the things that really mattered and anytime she seen me getting off track she would help me get back on track. I am still connected with the women that walked with me, and actually we assisted one another in teaching a young woman class. This is part of the reason I am the person I am today. It is very important to take out time with the youth and build that positive healthy relationship with them to give them the opportunity that you had or may not have had to help better their life and themselves.” We are happy to be the driving force behind the development of our children, and hope to continue making a difference in their lives.
Tutors are a big part of the program as well because they work one on one with the youth and they ensure that youth homework is correct and complete before departing from the program.
Since 2016, we have contributed to the development of children in the greater Kansas City area through our wide range of Activities. Our Activities provides a space for them to expand their mind while meeting new and interesting individuals. It is also designed to provide youngsters with all the tools they need to be great leaders tomorrow.
Connect the Dots encourages the youth to carry a journal daily and log the ways they are applying, what they are learning in the program to their daily lives. The youth that has the most logs by the end of that certain month will be rewarded.
Youth will be given the opportunity to plan events for the community. There will be a event once a month called “LIFT UP” Youth will do poetry/spoken word only using positive words.
Connect the Dots will go on outings at least once a month. The outings will be fun and educational. Youth will also go on college tours all over the world.