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CHILDREN BEYOND OUR BORDERS INC

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community

Location

PO BOX 6228GAINESVILLE, FL 32627 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

​Children Beyond Our Borders, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization based in Gainesville, Florida whose mission is to improve the quality of life and provide sustainable access to education for vulnerable students in the US and Latin America. MISSION Our mission is to work to eliminate barriers to education and provide a foundation for quality of life improvements for vulnerable children at home and in Latin America. We do this by providing: 1. Academic support and mentoring support through workshops, tutoring services and college prep for all children in grades K-12. 2. Monthly Health Clinics and Health Fairs that aim to mitigate health-related needs of vulnerable children and their families. 3. Funding scholarships for college students in Colombia and guiding them with implementation of a service project in their community.

Description

Through the IAMCBOB Scholarship program, CBOB provides college funding for selected scholars in Colombia while guiding scholars to establish local community service programs. Through the Children Within Our Borders, our local branch of CBOB - CWOB provides comprehensive tutoring and mentorship for at-risk K-12 students living in Alachua county through our Triunfadores College Prep Program along with hosting monthly health clinic and periodic health fairs organized by our Health Initiative team to provide access to basic health services. Through the Bound for Peace service program, CBOB organizes week long service trips and virtual service trips to Colombia where motivated university level students and professionals in the US design and implement educational workshops for young students. The heart of CBOB is our Volunteer Internship Program (VIP) where university level students are empowered to take ownership of respective programs and responsibilities within the organization, gaining valuable leadership experience and often leveraging the CBOB platform to expand our reach and launch new programs.

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