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Building a better future and closing the achievement gap one child at a time.

Educating confident kids in Austin, TX

WE ARE AUSTIN KIDS CAN!

We’re a non-profit organization changing the odds for economically disadvantaged children in Austin, Texas. We believe quality education is the key to escaping poverty. To close the gap, we are providing engaging academic afterschool programs to children in need.

OUR PROGRAMS

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COMPUTER SCIENCE & CODING
The Language of the Future

An 8-week introductory coding course with lessons from Tynker and Code.org, that will prepare at-risk children for prospective careers.

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LITERACY & READING
Communication Training

An 8-week long course for students who are a grade level or two behind in reading. We can help them achieve a higher level of reading.

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SOCIAL & EMOTIONAL LEARNING
Mastering Mindset

Students will improve their self-management, social awareness, and relationship skills. They will also learn how to manage their emotions, resolve conflicts, and make responsible decisions.

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Your donation helps us create programs that benefit underprivileged and at-risk youth in Austin, Texas. Help us make a difference in the lives of children by making a charitable contribution today.

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Sources

1:  Population Reference Bureau, analysis of data from the U.S. Census Bureau, Census 2000 Supplementary Survey, 2001 Supplementary Survey, 2002 through 2015 American Community Survey.

2: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Occupational employment projections to 2020. (p. 89) January 2012.

3: WriteExpress Corporation. “Literacy Statistics.” Begin to Read. Accessed April 16, 2014.  

4: US Department of Education, National Center for Education Statistics. NAEP 1999 Trends in Academic Progress (p. 107) Washington, DC: US Department of Education, Accessed March 1, 2014.

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