Advocate on behalf of the school to bring community support
The Good Works Mission
To be a trusted volunteer program and friend to our local communities’ most under-resourced populations.
Reflected in our philosophy and mirrored in all we do, Ranger Good Works embodies a commitment to empower those who need us most. We are fully committed to helping them reach their fullest potential while displaying values such as honesty, loyalty, and dependability.
GIVING BACK TO THE COMMUNITY.
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Ranger Good Works is a nonprofit charity consisting of at-will Volunteers who dedicate their time, talent and treasure to aid and improve the quality of life for our citizens. Giving back to the community is a core value for our organization and our members.
Through volunteer hours, donations, technology solutions, marketing efforts, software services, and fortuitous relationships, Ranger Good Works supports programs and organizations that address the needs of our local under-resourced communities throughout South Florida.
JOIN OUR EFFORT IN MAKING A CHANGE
Why Ranger Good Works chooses to work hard for its communities’ children
Getting an opportunity to know the children of Dillard elementary school immediately reveals how much there is to love about them and how much love and support they are truly in need of. Join our effort in making a change in their lives as many lack almost everything other kids enjoy, such as family and the necessities of life. These kids have unfortunately been thrust into circumstances beyond their control with over 80% hailing from single-parent families. Many of these children are raised by grandparents or great grandparents. There are approximately 100 families who are homeless and have children attending Dillard Elementary.
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SETTING UP SUSTAINABLE REPEATABLE PROGRAMS TO SHARE
What Ranger Good Works aims to accomplish
Ranger Good Works supports various organizations with our current focus on stabilizing and establishing an inclusive, sustainable program for our featured organization Dillard Elementary. Our purpose is to help provide a quality education to students which will enable them to become well-rounded individuals to compete with peers both academically and socially.
We service our organizations in several areas:
Administrative partnership and guidance
Motivational incentive and awards for the teaching staff and children
Supplying financial donations for books, clothing, shoes, hygiene products, food and miscellaneous goods
Sending or coordinating volunteers
Mentoring and tutoring students in the areas of reading, music, math, science and technology
Procuring supplies such as clothing, food, hygiene products, educational tools and supplies
Procuring technology: ipads, nooks and software
Providing community exposure (visits to businesses, museums and more)
Setting up field trips and funding for transportation
Aid in coordination of tours and giving funds for College Tour programs
Financially supporting and organizing after school clubs and summer camp programs
Life Experiences they will not get at home
THE RESULTS SPEAK FOR THEMSELVES
Kids positively impacted
Dillard Elementary begins with 3-year-olds in a head start program and goes up to fifth grade. For the school year, 2016-2017 Principal Gretchen Atkins-Brown has accepted the role in leading the school and will work diligently to continue a culture of excellence at Dillard Elementary.
Mrs. Angela Brown was principal of Dillard for four years. Through her leadership and a combined community effort, she changed the schools ranking in a positive direction and continues to be a great leader and committed partner to Ranger Good Works. Angela Brown dedicates herself to the students of Broward County Public Schools and has taken on a new position of Director, Coaching and Development in the Office of Talent Development at Broward County Public Schools. Her position is to make an impact on over 50 schools in similar positions as Dillard.
Dillard Elementary flourished under her leadership and now continues under the direction of Mrs. Atkins Brown. Being a partner with a principal who wants to make a significant change from the inside out is our primary focus. Ranger Good Works will continue to invest in Dillard students, teachers, and Principal Atkins Brown.
Our funding sustains afterschool clubs and programs which engage 75% of the students at Dillard. As a result, reports from the Principal suggest the school rarely experiences incidents from children manifesting negative behavioral traits. Attendance for the students participating in afterschool clubs is almost 95%. Compared to the population that does not attend afterschool clubs the number is 50% absenteeism.
The administration, the faculty, and the students are determined to change the course of their destiny with hard work and determination. We encourage you to join Ranger Good Works as a volunteer, or fund one of our programs. With your help, we will make an impact on 1000 children.