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Children of the Night WOW

Free Online High School Equivalency Program

Children of the Night WOW (With Out Walls) offers young people in shelters, drop in centers and outreach programs throughout America FREE on-line high school equivalency assessments and tutoring, funding for High School Equivalency testing. We receive clients from the Goodwill of California, donated Backpage.com advertising, Social Workers, Domestic Violence Centers, Drop in Centers, Friends, Hotlines, Maternity Homes, Rehabilitation Centers and other shelters.

In April of 2016 we partnered with a trafficking shelter in the Dominican Republic to provide their young students with English and Math tutoring.  Thanks to your help, our program continues to grow!

Between January 1 and July 11, 2016, Children of the Night WOW provided 6009 free online high school equivalency services to 346 clients in 19 United States and 1 foreign country.

   257 were Female
   87 were Male and
   2 were Transgender.
   30% of our referrals were from Goodwill

As of July 11, 2016, our WOW center provided the following services to 346 Clients:

  • High School Equivalency Assessment: 129
  • Assessments in Progress: 30
  • Online Tutoring Session for High School Equivalency: 5605
  • High School Equivalency Passed: 19
  • Resume Preparation: 9
  • FAFSA: 2
  • College Enrollment: 2
  • Support Services to Obtain High School Equivalency: 213

Online tutoring represented 93% of our calls and 19 of the 346 (5%) students successfully passed the High School Equivalency Exam – 15% of the number of students who completed High School Equivalency Assessments. Many of these other students are expected to pass the High School Equivalency Exam by the end of 2016.

Online students were spread across the United States but significant numbers were as follows:

  • 66% of the students were in California
  • 10% were from Florida
  •   6% Texas
  •   5% North Carolina
  •   4% Dominican Republic

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Rescuing Children & Young People from Failure
Rescuing Children & Young People from Failure

Children of the Night WOW

Free Online High School Equivalency Program

Children of the Night WOW (With Out Walls) offers young people in shelters, drop in centers and outreach programs throughout America FREE on-line high school equivalency assessments and tutoring, funding for High School Equivalency testing. We receive clients from the Goodwill of California, donated Backpage.com advertising, Social Workers, Domestic Violence Centers, Drop in Centers, Friends, Hotlines, Maternity Homes Rehabilitation Centers and other shelters.

In 2015 we provided 6482 free online high school equivalency services to 600 clients in 27 states.

   434 were Female

   161 were Male and

   5 were Transgender.

   31% of our referrals were from Goodwill

   19% were young people who aged out of our residential program

 

In 2015, our WOW center provided the following services to 600 Clients:

  • High School Equivalency Assessment: 283
  • Assessments in Progress: 79
  • Online Tutoring Session for High School Equivalency: 5820
  • High School Equivalency Passed: 27
  • Resume Preparation: 27
  • FAFSA: 7
  • College Enrollment: 7
  • Support Services to Obtain High School Equivalency: 232

 

Online tutoring represented 90% of our calls and 27 of the 600 (5%) students successfully passed the High School Equivalency Exam – 10% of the number of students who completed High School Equivalency Assessments. Many of these other students are expected to pass the High School Equivalency Exam in 2016.

 

Online students were spread across the United States but significant numbers were as follows:

  • 68% of the students were in California
  •   8% were from Florida
  •   5% Missouri
  •   4% North Carolina
  •   4% Texas
Director of Online Education at Work
Director of Online Education at Work
Tutoring In Progress
Tutoring In Progress
Another Tutoring Session in Progress
Another Tutoring Session in Progress

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     From January 1, 2015 to September 14, 2015 we provided 3945 services to 489 clients in 25 states. 

                                                   348 were female

                                                   136 were male

                                                       5 were transgender

 

 217 Students received Online Tutoring

3444 Online Tutoring Hours.           

    21 Students successfully passed the High School Equivanency Exam

    20 Students were assisted with resume preparation   

      6 Students were enrolled in college

 

These students received services online when they were located at the Goodwill, Shelters, Drop In Centers, Domestic Violence Programs, Rehabilitation Centers, and living with Friends.

Most of the student resided in Calfornia while receiving services however, 41 were from Florida, 25 from Missouri, 18 from Texas, 18 from North Carolina, and the others were scattered in 20 other States.

                          

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Online GED Program in Action
Online GED Program in Action

Martin is 23 year old from Los Angeles.  The last grade he completed was 10th grade.  He was homeless and living in a tent in Los Angeles.  Martin found Children of the Night through a drop in center in Hollywood, My Friend's Place, and began his GED assessment online with our call center on September 20, 2014. 

Since then we have prepared him for the GED and obtained his identification from the Mexican Consulate.  So far, Martin has passed 3 of the 4 GED sections.

He will test for the math portion July 30th and we anticipate his successful completion of the GED.

Martin wants to be a computer programmer and our next step will be to enroll him in Los Angeles Community College.

Martin represents one of the 132 students who have completed our GED assessment and is currently working toward successful completion of the GED required to pursue a career that will permanently remove him from the streets of our city.

Online GED Program in Action2
Online GED Program in Action2
Online GED Program in Action3
Online GED Program in Action3
Online GED Program in Action4
Online GED Program in Action4
Online GED Program in Action5
Online GED Program in Action5
Online GED Program in Action6
Online GED Program in Action6

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Our Online GED Program & Director of Education
Our Online GED Program & Director of Education

In 2015 Children of the Night celebrated a new partnership with Goodwill California and we plan on servicing all of their sites throughout the United States.  The majority of WOW services are still in California (61%) and we have seen a marked increase in services in Florida, Texas and North Carolina. 

Last year we provided 5016 services to 490 clients in 30 states

407 of those clients participated in our online GED program and 83 received comprehensive case managment which includes shelter referrals, medical referrals, rescue from pimps and other crisis intervention. 

Although these clients are still on the streets moving from shelter to couch surfing, we are able to keep up our relationship through our 24/7 hotline that provides them 24 hour care. 

We noted that 331 of our WOW clients were female, 157 male and 2 transgender.

While we have noted over the years a sharp decrease in the number of boys and transgender children in our shelter, we have seen an increase and their return through out WOW program.

Of our 407 GED clients - 282 were provided complete GED assessments in all 5 subjects - and we spent 4027 tutoring sessions on this group.

We registered 84 clients for the GED and 31 passed parts of the test (they won't have to retest these subjects - if they complete the test in a reasonable amount of time.) 

And 26 of the 84 successfulll completed the GED.

Last year we faced special challenges including the privatization of the GED which resulted in various tests in various states and we needed to create curriculum to teach to these new tests.

We also were required to limit our travel to other states to offer our free online educational programs becasue of a lack of funds

Nonetheless, we are growing and we are quite proud. 

The construction of our Call Center which hosts our online GED program was completed and is fully staffed.

We are confident this will be a groundbreaking, trailblazing program for people who have been trapped on the streets with no way out.

Our growth is only tempered by the amount of funds we are able to raise.

Children of the Night WOW in Action
Children of the Night WOW in Action

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Children of the Night

Location: Van Nuys, Ca - USA
Website: http:/​/​www.childrenofthenight.org
Project Leader:
L Lee
Van Nuys, CA United States

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