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.

 

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Rejection and Division

Rejection and division…
Luke 11:15 But some of them said, “He casts out demons by Beelzebub, the ruler of the demons.”16 Others, testing Him, sought from Him a sign from heaven. 17 But He, knowing their thoughts, said to them: “Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation, (countries and land as we see happening) and a house divided against a house falls. 18 Jesus went on to say, If Satan also is divided against himself, how will his kingdom stand? Because you say I cast out demons by Beelzebub.
Throughout life the word rejection rings in the ear of the gifted. Many people who brought advancement for the world were rejected like Albert Einstein, Isaac Newton, and even Oprah Winfrey.  However we seek to understand the Kingdom mindset and our spiritual value and gifting for the eternal purpose of our souls rather than following the worlds way. As we look and read this scripture we see the rejection of Christ. We find people rejecting and persecuting Christ for the transformation experiences He was able to give to the mute.
But moving forward we get to the meat of His teaching. Jesus gives them all food for thought as he tells them a house divided can not stand. Jesus ask, the people how indeed his work could be of the devil when his work brought change and restoration in an individual’s life. The other point that Jesus gives is the understanding that if a house is divided, the house has been infiltrated with the enemies power. He exposes the fact that division in a house hold is a home the enemy has begin to set up camp. The people in the house are all impacted finding no good in one another, when then this is far from Gods truth. Arguments and dissension become a pattern and cycles continue. The house begins to take on the form of desolation and ruin soon, because those who live in the house have forgotten about the love of God. And the practices of Christ. The devil has had its way.
Division -the action of separating something into parts, or the process of being separated, relationships, family, work environments, Churches, finances, and friendships etc. Division of mindsets and purpose.
The matter of Christ exposing division is not to further progress the works of the enemy but to destroy division by offering the invitation of His love, His peace, His restoration, His Healing, and the breakthrough power in prayer and unity through the Holy Spirit. Christ did not come to any of us that we would continue in strife by any cause or reason. Nor did we confess and accept Him as our savior to continue in our old corrupted ways. Corruption is rejection of Christ as well as the teaching of Christ. We all came to Him because we desired change in our lives just as the mute man that was healed.
We come into agreement praying Father,
Forgives us of any sins known and unknown. We surrender ourselves totally to you. Wash us and cleanse us. Continue to make us whole by the blood of lamb. Father heal and restore anything that is not of you in me, my body, my home, families, my work environment, finances, and our Churches.  Let love flow in through me that the crooked ways may be made straight. Give me strength over my flesh to walk in the Spirit of truth that I am found acceptable in your sight and that my light may shine continuously that I may be used for your Glory! In Jesus name we claim it and receive it! Amen
Written By: Kim Warner
Published by: Inner Faith Wealth Builders !Evangelism
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