Kids in Motion: Moving Forward Together!
Every afternoon at the Apopka Family Learning Center, Sisters and volunteers tutor children ages five to 10 in reading comprehension and writing as well as math. Known as Kids in Motion, the after-school program has "graduated" approximately 1,200 fifth graders since its inception in 1995. "It's hard for my parents to help me with homework because they don't speak English," says one recent program graduate, highlighting a major stumbling block for so many children of recent immigrants.
|The Apopka Mission Story: How It All Began|
"They were four women bound by a sense of purpose..." This short video was made to celebrate the Sisters' 2006 Opus Prize, an annual faith-based award recognizing unsung heroes across the globe. Sister Ann Kendrick, one of the founding Sisters of the Apopka mission, believes that living one's faith requires only three simple rules...
|Catalysts for Change...|
The Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur believe that to educate and empower impoverished families is to build more stable, creative and resilient communities. At their Apopka mission, the Sisters offer affordable health and legal services as well as a variety of programs such as financial literacy and parenting education classes, high school equivalency degrees and practical skills for navigating complexities of modern life. Here, young women at the Hope CommUnity Center learn about managing finances and the logistics of opening and maintaining personal bank accounts.