EVENT: TI Education Challenge
Kids N Touch Academy is a nonprofit initiative launched in 2016, whose purpose is to prepare young learners through hands on experiences, travel & tourism experiences, use of technology and captivated lessons - finding sustainable solutions for children in need. Kids N Touch Academy operates locally in Miami, with a priority in some of the lowest income neighborhoods in Miami-Dade County including North Miami, Overtown, Liberty City and Little Haiti. Our vision is to directly impact 10,000 children and youth in our Miami communities through our programs by 2020 - in collaboration with like-minded entities. This initiative was recently launched by Falicie Dirosier, a teacher in North Miami for the last 11 years who witnessed a substantial amount of children falling several grade levels behind. A native of the North Miami community, Falicie decided to branch out to start an organization that would make a greater impact in underprivileged communities by empowering children to reach their highest potential. She has prepared herself by obtaining a Bachelor in Education, Masters in Counseling & Educational Leadership. She may have the passion to make a difference, but she is also highly qualified. Kids N Touch Academy believes that many of our children are not being taught in their earlier stages, which is severely hampering them later on in their youth and into their adulthood. This is due to overcrowded classrooms, lack of resources, lack of parental involvement and meaningful exposure in many of our public schools today. Kids N Touch Academy will focus primarily on Pre-K – 5th grade and teach as early as 1 year of age – providing children with quality education to prepare students to learn math, reading, writing, while introducing students to meaning exposure through 5 star field experiences and hands-on experiments that will allow students to indulge in the philosophy of art. Kids N Touch Academy, empowers and expose underprivileged children to captivated lessons and meaningful field experiences to ignite a spark for the love of learning .