Our Programs

Being known as a school safety expert and creating a national mentoring network in low income communities as allow Kids on the Move for Success to develop Discovery STEAM Mentoring Program, Knowledge is Powerful in Literacy, Leaders’ Education and Adventure Program “LEAP” Summer and Holiday Enrichment Camps, Virtual Learning Corner, Non-Violence is Powerful and STEAM Educational Showcase back into the system district where Antoinette was held hostage by a young man armed with an AK47 and over 500 rounds of ammunition.

Our programs have included students, parents, educators, mentors, academic buddies, corporations, community leaders and law enforcement.  This allows us to make impactful with our students reading and math scores along with matching them with academic buddies, mentors and mentee(s) in Georgia and Texas.

How We Work For YOU!

We work closely with school districts, administrative teams, students and parents to assess the students reading and math scores to assign them with a group to increase their reading and math scores.  We have been able to evaluate our program by our daily attendance records, vocabulary quizzes, writing samples, parent opinion survey, student/staff opinion surveys with this evaluation process at least 25% of the total student population of the program will increase English Language Arts scores on the Georgia Milestones Assessment System.

Knowledge is Powerful in Literacy is a four day, after school program offering Academic Literacy: Monday – Wednesday; Financial Literacy: Wednesday; and STEAM: Thursday.

We discovered that students would be better served with a literacy program that focused on building vocabulary. Stronger vocabulary understanding is directly related to higher reading scores. Vocabulary is responsible for 70% of reading comprehension problems in elementary schools. Additionally, writing connected to text and writing connected to self will be incorporated into the curriculum.  Kids on the Move for Success look forward to making a difference in the next generation.

We need a wide variety of strengths and skills to help a child in need today, which will change their tomorrow!  Learn more about becoming a Mentor or Academic Specialist.

Kids on the Move for Success are active on social media!  Follow us on FacebookTwitterInstagram and LinkedIn @kotmfs, @communitystudentsafeyconversations and @antoinettetuff.

Our Events

Come join Kids on the Move for Success at one of our upcoming events where we are making a difference in the next generation.

Knowledge is Powerful in Literacy

Kids on the Move for Success realizes the importance of reading and vocabulary in the sTEAM curriculum. Many seniors, community leaders and local business owners have the time and interest to work with young students to improve their reading and math scores.

Discovery sTEAM Mentoring Program

Kids on the Move for Success believes that sTEAM curriculum should be taught in elementary school. We have developed a successful mentoring program for children of all ages.  Many activities are sTEAM related, while others build self-esteem, teach financial responsibility, leadership skills, develops relationships and trust.  Mentor/mentee matches meet once per week during the student’s lunch break or after school hours

“LEAP” Summer Enrichment Camps

Six Week Summer Enrichment Camp includes Academic and Financial Literacy, Interactive Reading Games, Reading Circle, Math Bingo, STEAM, Health Education, Tuff Tactics and much more.  This camp is for students from Kindergarten to High School.  We partner with companies, community leaders and Jr. Achievement for program curriculum and activities.

“LEAP” Holiday Enrichment Camps

Two Week “LEAP Holiday Enrichment Camp includes Academic and Financial Literacy, Interactive Reading Games, Reading Circle, Math Bingo, STEAM, Health Education, Tuff Tactics and much more.  This camp is for students from Kindergarten to High School.  We partner with companies, community leaders and Jr. Achievement for program curriculum and activities.

Non-Violence is Powerful

Non-Violence is Powerful is a program targeted to engage middle and high school students. Student Leaders moderate a viewing of the movie “Faith Under Fire: The Antoinette Tuff Story”. The viewing is followed by a panel discussion about Gun Violence and School Safety. Student Leaders will focus on COMPASSION, CONFIDENCE and CONTROL to stimulate audience participation and discussion. The event may include a Non-Violence is Powerful Poster Contest. Middle and high school students will create posters. The Kids on the Move for Success Youth Advisory/Planning Team will lead in the marketing and judging of the poster contest to fellow middle/high school students. One winner from each level (middle and high school) will receive $50.00.

STEAM Educational Showcase

The STEAM Educational Showcase is a one-day, all school event exposing students in grades PreK – 5 (and special education) to STEAM fields – Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math including literacy.

The event is designed to increase student interest in STEAM topics, improve academic performance, raise self-esteem and develop leadership skills. Administrative, teaching and other staff participate along with all students. Each student will visit all the exhibitors which represent each of the STEAM subject areas. Our exhibitors include universities, engineers, mathematicians, baker and much more!

Youth Trailblazers

Middle, High & College Students meet regularly to participate in a variety of service learning and community service projects. Students range in age from 11 – 24. Youth Trailblazers (YT) are a group of passionate students. They participate as an advisory board to adult community leaders, attend Town Halls and Rallies across the country and participate in the legislative process as legislative representatives.

Tuff Tactic Program

Tuff Tactics proposes to teach children social-emotional skills in Compassion, Confidence, and Control before a crisis occurs. These are the qualities Antoinette Tuff used to reach the gunman at Ronald E. McNair Discovery Learning Academy.

The program is targeted to students in Pre K – Grade 12. The 12-session course, with 30-45 minute lessons, can be conducted within a school, after school setting, or community program. All participants complete an assessment before and after completion of the program to evaluate skill development growth. Critical to the program design are activities that encourage literacy, play, and social emotional learning.

PACE Parent Academy

PACE (Parents Achieve through Continue Education) Parent Academy.  Teach parents to become influencers in their communities.  Educate them to speak out for their children’s safety.  Give them the opportunities to increase educational and social resources for their families.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Knowledge is Powerful in Literacy Program?

Knowledge is Powerful in Literacy is a four day, after school program offering Academic Literacy: Monday – Wednesday; Financial Literacy: Wednesday, and STEAM: Thursday.  This is a literacy program that supports children from 1st – 5th grade.  They will be matched or in a group session of 20 students with a volunteer Academic Buddies or Academic Specialist from local businesses and communities in Georgia and Texas.  We recruit Academic Buddies and Specialists from a variety of backgrounds who have a love for children and want to see them succeed in life.  Our Academic Specialists are certified teachers who support our low-income community students and families.

  • They must consent to a criminal background check from DeKalb County School District or Kids on the Move for Success
  • There will be no transporting students off school site
  • The Academic Specialist must be a certified teacher

What are some of the requirements to be an Academic Specialist or Academy Buddy?

In order to apply to be an Academic Specialist, you must be over the age of 21 and have a teacher’s certification.  Our Academic Buddies are not required to be certificated but must have a love for children.  We asked both Academic Specialist and Buddy to:

  • Consent to a criminal background check from DeKalb County School district
  • Be responsible for implementing a variety of student instructional activities
  • Be responsible for behavior management of students
  • Must follow daily time schedule – Monday through Thursday 2:30 – 4:30

How do I get one of the programs/events in my school district or school?

All of our programs and events are available for school districts and schools independently.  You can contact us to bring one of our programs/events to your elementary and or high school(s).  Feel free to contact us at (470) 222-3410 to set up your program or event.

Who is Discovery sTEAM Mentoring Program?

Our mentors come from various businesses in Georgia and Texas.  They are mentors in the STEM fields and some are everyday people.  Just like YOU.  If you have a love for children and want to make a difference in the next generation than we need YOU.

What are the requirements to be a mentor?

In order to apply to be a mentor, you must be over the age of 21 unless you are in our Youth Trailblazer Program; must be willing to commit to at least one year and meet with your mentee once a week during lunch or after school.  All Mentors and Academic Buddies are asked to:

  • Consent to a criminal background check from DeKalb County School district
  • Required to meet on campus and not to leave school campus

When are meeting opportunities?

We ask that you meet with your mentees once a week for 30 minutes or one hour during lunch or after school.  Please try to keep a consistent schedule with your weekly meetings so the mentee can have consistency in their lives.

Besides volunteering, how can I help?

Head to our Donate and Events pages and read about ways you can financially support Kids on the Move for Success – our mission, our townhalls and our kids.

How can I learn more?

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Who We Serve

We serve children in the Georgia and Texas areas with our one-on-one mentoring and literacy programs.  We are building future leaders and entrepreneurs.

Why We Serve

Kids on the Move for Success believes that “If you can help them to develop a vision, you can change their lives!”  We strive to develop tomorrow’s leaders and entrepreneurs.  We are allowing our students to know that they have a voice and that it matters.