Kids are Hero’s

Welcome to Hero Community Development Corporation and Behavioral Health Services!

Mission

The Hero Community Development Corporation is to be the premier provider of community resource education and information for those individual’s and families in need of assistance in the greater Las Vegas Valley with emphasis on North Las Vegas area.

Vision

Hero Community Development Corporation (HERO CDC) believes that we will be the efficient source between individuals and families in need with already existing and available programs.

Programs and Services:

  • Provides workshops on literacy for children 6-14
  • Provides overall leadership and guidance through our mentoring
  • Maximize workflow in children that need motivation
  • Teaching goal-oriented focus for behavior impairment
  • Set up coping skills through taking baby steps
  • Use relaxation techniques

Hero Provides 6 Life Skills Units for young children

  • Anger Management
  • Emotional Awareness
  • Decision Making
  • Self -Control
  • Friendship Skills
  • Behavior
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Summer Program

  • Reading and writing for young authors
  • Books that inspire financial literacy
  • Summer Reading Program inspiring swap a book for continuous summer

Hero Corporation Community Developments

Presenting a program with gifted children in mind….

Every child has experienced embarrassment or rejection in social sittings in some way or another, but kids with learning disabilities, intellectual, and behavioral disorders are often isolated and rejected, because of the extra care they require concerning learning. Children with these  diagnosis often times are misunderstood by teachers and parents concerning their communication skills in learning academics and actions leaving negative stigmas on them throughout their school years.

Hero Corporation Community Development have set in place reading and writing programs that helps alleviate the frustration these Children experience by offering our services. Our programs targets struggling students with LD, intellectual, and behavior disorders. Our summer program begins as a pilot program June 8- July 30th, to set in motion the programs that will be offered throughout the school year.

Hero’s Summer Enrichment Program entails reading, writing and vocabulary.  Reading, writing, and vocabulary will be dealt with by using the five components of reading, phonemic awareness, word decoding, fluency, vocabulary, and comprehension.

Direct instruction in the areas targeted are the best approach for improving word recognition skills, reading and identifying words in students with learning disabilities. Direct instruction refers to reading out loud to a group and allowing them to write the story as they hear it. In many cases children hear and retain differently, which means the stories they write may be a little different. However, through word recognition and writing through story listening Hero instructors will become familiar with each child’s strengths and weaknesses. Weaknesses identified open up the ability to directly deal with targeted challenge areas for each child. Reading in this case is emphasized, because it is fundamentally and cognitively stimulating to the brain promoting intellectual enrichment which is generally said to be difficult for children with LD and behavior disorders to achieve. We believe our resources promote the enhancement of intellectual enrichment giving our children a chance to reach greater levels of success.

The program runs four days a week two hours toward academic enrichment and two hours of fun activities.

  • Monday reading stories and writing time: Strategized group instruction and/or verbal interaction takes place in group settings with students and instructors. Peer group readers used as well to lead in reading which strengthens continuous reading skills and confidence.
  • Tuesday decoding and fluency: Decoding breaking a word down B/A/T sounding it out by putting it together along with student’s ability to read a text correctly and quickly. We are also able to find out what weakness need addressing and strategize recommended improvement for students’ fluency and how to incorporate those strategies at home.
  • Wednesday vocabulary and comprehension: Using direct response through word pronunciation and vocabulary recognition. Library and swimming.
  • Thursday financial literacy, raising young entrepreneurs. Emotional healing classes. Library and swimming.

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Facts and statics on children with LD and Behavior disorders:

What do parents say about learning disabilities? In a 2012 survey by NCLD, parents said living with a child who has LD can be challenging. Here are some of the issues they describe:

  • 45 percent of parents say their child has been bullied.
  • 66 percent think that kids with LD are bullied more than other kids.

The public needs to be more informed on vast types of LD, behavior, Intellectual, and attention.

  • 91 percent have heard of dyslexia, but 66 percent don’t know about dysgraphia, dyscalculia and dyspraxia.
  • 76 percent know genetics can be a cause of LD.
  • 79 percent of Americans believe that children learn in different ways.
  • 96 percent of parents think that with proper teaching kids can make up for LD.

Misconceptions persist among the general public.

  • LD is correlated with intelligence. 70 percent of parents and educators link them to autism and intellectual disabilities.
  • LD is associated with blindness and deafness.
  • Many people believe “Learning disability” is a label given to children to compensate for being lazy. The problem is people with these opinions having never been affected by learning disorders have no knowledge of the circumstances that come with the territory. Therefore there is a dire need to educate the public at large on the various mental and behavior disorders.

Here are some more interesting stats about students identified as having LD:

  • 66 percent are boys. Since research shows an even split between girls and boys who have trouble with reading, this may mean many girls aren’t receiving the help they need.
  • In many states, there’s an overrepresentation of black and Hispanic students identified as having LD and receiving special education services.

How are kids with LD doing in school?

  • Only 12 to 26 percent of high school students with LD got average or above-average scores on math and reading assessments. Among students without LD, the rate is 50 percent.
  • 33 percent of kids with LD have been held back a grade, and 50 percent were suspended or expelled from school in 2011.

High school students with LD have a higher dropout rate than other kids. In 2011, 19 percent dropped out, while 68 percent graduated with a regular diploma. The remainder of students received a certificate of completion.

Learning disabilities are lifelong disabilities, so they affect adults in college and the workforce, too. In the 2010 U.S. Census, 4.6 million Americans reported having LD—far more than the number who disclose their disability in college and the workplace.

In fact, survey data shows that within eight years of leaving high school, more than half of young adults with LD don’t consider themselves to have a disability. Two years after leaving high school, 52 percent of young adults no longer think so; after eight years it rises to 69 percent.

Here’s what life after high school looks like for adults with LD:

  • Only 24 percent of young adults with LD inform postsecondary schools about their needs.
  • 17 percent get accommodations and support at the postsecondary level.
  • 41 percent of young adults with LD complete postsecondary education within eight years of leaving high school, as compared to 52 percent of young adults without LD.

LD in the Workforce

  • 46 percent of working-age adults with LD report being employed, as compared to 71 percent of adults without LD.
  • 67 percent earned $25,000 or less per year within eight years of leaving high school.
  • 19 percent say their employers are aware that they have LD.
  • 5 percent have accommodations in the workplace.

Looking at the statistics Hero Corporation Community Development desires to be the vehicle utilized to invest in a community of children that many have misunderstood. By adding resources, fundamentals, and motivation in areas of literacy that are needed to help them live a healthy and sustainable life we believe that we can be the change that many of these children and parents have been waiting on.

Hero Corporation Community Development,

 

Reference

Learning Disabilities Facts, Trends and Stats (Understood.org) https://www.understood.org/en/learning-attention-issues/getting-started/what-you-need-to-know/learning-disabilities-facts-trends-and-stats

Hero Community Development Corporation and Behavioral Health Services offers a wide range of Rehabilitative Mental Health Services, including Basic Skills Training, Psychological Rehabilitation, Individual therapy, Group and Family Therapy.

 

The temple of God 

The temple is our bodies…
1Peter 2:15 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. A stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall.” They stumble because they disobey the message–which is also what they were destined for. 

Teens and children from 6-13 in class yesterday begin to talk about the riot in Baltimore. The discussion came up due to one young mans description of anger and frustration. We discussed the fruit of the spirit to compare the difference between flesh and spiritual characteristics. The amazing thing is these kids expressed sorrow for the young man who lost his life, while at the same time explaining the actions of the people looting and violating the businesses to be wrong. 

While we know that Jesus loves and forgives us all its a need to address anger, hate, violence, frustration, and the hole scripture of Galatians 5:19, which identifies the callus and stony heart of humans that need transforming to save our children and families.  

 Without the knowledge of sacrificing error characteristics and feelings putting them on the alter for Gods consuming power to cleanse we suffer losing the spiritual advantages we have been given in life. The sacrifice of a stone is in its process. Stones are hard and in order for them to show forth their true beauty they must go through intense fire and pressure treatment. Without the fire and stress the diamond would remain as it was found, hiding it’s true value. But God has not lost sight of us. He’s always waiting for us to realize the nature of our value. As Peter says, we are stones being transformed into Holy temples. At the appointed time as Solomon prayed and the Glory of God entered the building Solomon built, which was the Church of the Old Testament. So will God arise and all His glory move filling our lives, as living epistles of God, as Jesus exclaimed I and my Father are One! Amen 

Wise men win souls!

Blessings!

@kimwarner27

Parents and children today???

When I volunteered at Scott Alternative School the year before they closed it to outsource the program there was a young man in the class who did things for shock value. Regardless of how you spoke to him about his behavior the next hour or the next day he would do something just as or even more outrageous just to see your reaction. After his father had been called numerous times about the his acting out, his father decided that he needed to follow through with his threats.
One morning after the young boy was dropped off to school (he always came dressed and pressed) his father came to the school and marched him to the restroom. He made him take off his nicely pressed really good looking uniform and put on a pair of pants that were too short, a shirt that wasn’t ironed and a very old pair of sneakers. To add insult to injury he would not let him put on a belt instead the father taped his shirt inside his pants with silver tape and dared him to change anything about the way he was dressed until the end of the school day.
Now I can hear some of you out there saying that this is cruel and inhuman punishment. But this is why young people have very little respect for authority figures (parents) we make vail threats and reward bad behavior. Why would you give a party to someone coming home from jail? What have they done to deserve a celebration? Celebrate a graduation, the receiving of a scholarship, being excepted at any college, going into the military or going away to follow your dream. Everyone make mistakes, we just don’t have to celebrate them. Just saying. And I know I will get a lot of “and who are you to say this”. I am a mother.
Penney for your thoughts…
Writer: Laurentina Watkins

A Torch Light for Change ( At Risk Youth)

Author T. Maxwell

Author of  “A Torch Light For Change” Expresses his passion…

Why do our young men continue self-destructive behaviors? Society has identified that young men who grow up in a home without a male presences or adult role model to lead them into final manhood is destined for a life of academic failure, minimum waged employment and will become a strong candidate for the penal system. I grew up with a young single mother who had a high school diploma but limited skills. I wanted to know what was it that guided me away from self-destructive behaviors and the negative pitfalls growing up. In writing my story, I wanted to understand why I have a passion to help youth today.As I reflected on my life, I didn’t have to search for answers. The answers I searched for lay no further than in my family and the many layers of the extended families who guided my life along the way. It is a story filled with lessons learned and experiences in my journey of life.It is a story of parental love, dreams of soaring in space, playing professional sports, serving a nation and ultimately serving God’s purpose of sharing those lessons to our youth. I’m reminded of those lessons of a time of a simpler world, and yet I believe that in my advice to all youth, especially young men, there is a light glowing in undiminished hope for each one of them. A “Torchlight” in the middle of a young man’s secret mind.All we have to do is open their eyes, and have them turn the page to read.

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A Torchlight for Change (Buy Now Link) Ebook-http://sbx.sk/A6uR

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