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CHOYCES

Creatively Helping Our Youth Conquer Education & Success!

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Project Description

At CHOYCES, we believe that students are best served when using creative means to achieve academic success.

Our remote academic resources allow students to develop as scholars, problem-solvers, and leaders. The mission of our organization is to help students foster their own creative gifts through culturally inclusive curriculum, artistic seminars, and unique 1:1 tutoring. We are dedicated to not only the development of our clients as students, but as fully fledged thinkers and innovators!

Here's what makes us special! 

Creativity 

Along with our 1:1 tutoring services, CHOYCES also hosts creative and academic courses, IEP/learning plan development, and curriculum planning services. In everything we do, we are dedicated to serving our students as creative beings with complete potential and capabilities. We believe that for students to unlock their full potential as learners, they must be given the opportunity to express their creative thinking and skills through a variety of mediums. Through our dance, poetry, and other artistic workshops, we as an organization are dedicated to developing our students' creative talents. The program that best exemplifies this fact is our Summer Dance Academy. 

To learn about all of our creative offerings, click here: https://choyces.org/whats-happening-now/

 

Cultural Inclusivity 

In addition to the positive impact creativity has on students’ success, Dr. Goolsby found that students perform better when the academic approach is culturally inclusive. However, not all tutoring services or school curriculums are designed this way. Children and students from all backgrounds should be able to learn about their own histories and see them represented. To this end, CHOYCES seeks to offer educational consulting services that utilize Black history as well as social justice issues at large to help educate students in a more inclusive way. Exploring these themes will allow students to understand the causes and effects of these topics while sparking a meaningful and open discourse between educators and students. This is why we are in the process of hosting our first Social Justice Book Club. Read about our social justice on: https://choyces.org/whats-happening-now/

Community

Being a small business allows us to create personal connections to those we serve. We have strong ties to our community and strive to give each student or client direct, personalized help. The feedback from parents in regards to the program and tutoring their child needs allows CHOYCES to grow and formulate curriculum that can best serve our clientele. This flexibility and adaptability allows us to tailor our resources to the needs of our community. To highlight this fact, we have taken into account the current crisis and economic lapse. We have offered numerous scholarships to local students and plan to continue these sponsorships in future programs. For example, the sponsorships we have provided to students in our Social Justice Book Club, as well as our Summer Dance Academy, have allowed students to have access to creative, academic outlets that they otherwise would not have. CHOYCES aims to serve all members of our community, regardless of their income. We hope to continue to serve a wide array of students that can offer a multitude of different perspectives and insights. Each student that joins our programs has their own unique experiences and background. We believe that this should be celebrated. At CHOYCES, we create an open and welcoming atmosphere for our students to learn in, and thus, achieve academic success. Our communal roots are what allow us to best connect our students with the skills and knowledge that is most pertinent to their lives. Unlike larger educational consulting firms, we understand the direct needs of our students and their families. 


CHOYCES is more than simply a consulting service; it’s a solution to the current and crucial needs of many students that Dr. Goolsby witnessed firsthand. She lives and believes in the statement that academic success is the result of not only intellectual stimulation, but a combination of social, emotional, and creative health as well. To learn more about our founding story and CEO, please visit: https://choyces.org/about-us/

 

 

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How will you use the funds?

As an organization, we began with the goal of offering all students access to creative and inclusive academic opportunities. Meeting this goal requires capital, thus we are looking to raise about $3,000 dollars. The breakdown of our expense is as follows: 

  • Scholarships: 600

    • During our summer session we were able to offer multiple students scholarships for our Dance Academy. Serving all students is a key piece of our mission and something we prioritize as highly as our general operating expenses

 

  • Hiring Instructional Staff: 1050

    • We believe that the talent of our tutors, instructors, and consultants will provide CHOYCES the power to make a difference. We aim to hire those who share our mission for learning and achieving success through creative means. Hiring a myriad of talented educators will allow CHOYCES to offer a diverse selection of specialized programs.

 

  • Digital Tools: 750

    • Due to our remote buisness structure, the quality of our instruction depends on our investment in excellent software and digital teaching tools. These funds will allow us to purchase our web domain, develop a teaching app, and other critical projects

 

  • General Programing Support 

    • This will help us maintain our admin team, website domain, design team, and other general operating expenses. 

What has your impact been so far?

Often, when students struggle in school, the solution is one dimensional. At CHOYCES we work differently. We believe that academic success is the result of not only intellectual stimulation, but also of social, emotional, and creative health. Our tutors and consultants actively work to provide both our school district partners and students with individualized learning plans that utilize creative and unique tools to tackle their needs. We believe that by introducing creative outlets and opportunities, students will be able to develop the skills needed to flourish both academically and personally. Here are some of our favorite testimonials from students and their families: 

“We want to thank you for allowing Makailia to participate in dance. Makailia is enjoying it and wants to continue” -The Parent of one of our summer academy students 

“Thank you all for the opportunity of bringing something new to my daughter. She loved the class and we hope to stick with it” -Jhonell and Joia-Lee Paris 

“The Coding class through CHOYCES was a great way to keep the kids busy and still learning this summer… Thank you so much for this opportunity” -Brittany Fulmore 

We plan to continue these impactful programs. Offering a variety of creativity-based opportunities allows our students to learn subjects and skills that pique their interest in addition to assisting them in discovering new and exciting topics. Our organization has a long history of creating accessible and inquisitive programs that will spark the curiosity of those we serve.

The best representation of the kinds of programming we offer can be seen in the final video taken from our Summer Dance Academy. Our students were able to access this program right from their own homes. As educators, we are most proud when we are able to see the tangible excitement and achievement from our students. Visit our website to check it out!

 

 

 

Monetary Contribution

Even if you are unable to donate monetarily, we always appreciate your support by getting the word out or sharing our campaign with your family and friends. Sharing our campaign and current programs will help us to serve and impact a broader range of students in need of creative, academic resources.

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E-Thank You Card

With your generous donation of 10 dollars or more, a student from our Fall or Summer Academy will write you a personalized E-Thank you card designed by our graphic design team!

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25.00 USD
Handwritten Thank You Note From Students

We are incredibly grateful for your donation of 25 dollars. To express our gratitude you will receive a handwritten thank you note from one of our academy students. The card will be designed by our graphic design team and will be

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75.00 USD
Free Tutoring Session

We’re deeply thankful for your donation of 75 dollars. To thank you we would like to offer you or a student of your choosing a free one hour 1:1 tutoring session with one of our trained CHOYCES educators.

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250.00 USD
Membership Status

Wow! We are deeply grateful for your generous donation. 250 dollars will give us significantly more reach and allow us to serve more students. To express our gratitude we would like to offer you a spot on our membership page.

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Named Sponsor Status

We cannot begin to thank you enough for being one of our biggest supporters. Your donation of 500 dollars or more will give us the opportunity to create a lasting impact on numerous children and families. To thank you not only will you be listed on our membership page, we would also like to offer you named sponsor status on our website. 

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Monetary Contribution

Even if you are unable to donate monetarily, we always appreciate your support by getting the word out or sharing our campaign with your family and friends. Sharing our campaign and current programs will help us to serve and impact a broader range of students in need of creative, academic resources.

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10.00 USD
E-Thank You Card

With your generous donation of 10 dollars or more, a student from our Fall or Summer Academy will write you a personalized E-Thank you card designed by our graphic design team!

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25.00 USD
Handwritten Thank You Note From Students

We are incredibly grateful for your donation of 25 dollars. To express our gratitude you will receive a handwritten thank you note from one of our academy students. The card will be designed by our graphic design team and will be

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75.00 USD
Free Tutoring Session

We’re deeply thankful for your donation of 75 dollars. To thank you we would like to offer you or a student of your choosing a free one hour 1:1 tutoring session with one of our trained CHOYCES educators.

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250.00 USD
Membership Status

Wow! We are deeply grateful for your generous donation. 250 dollars will give us significantly more reach and allow us to serve more students. To express our gratitude we would like to offer you a spot on our membership page.

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500.00 USD
Named Sponsor Status

We cannot begin to thank you enough for being one of our biggest supporters. Your donation of 500 dollars or more will give us the opportunity to create a lasting impact on numerous children and families. To thank you not only will you be listed on our membership page, we would also like to offer you named sponsor status on our website. 

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