Amazing Kids! is dedicated
to inspiring excellence in children. We base this mission on the belief that every child
has the potential to be "amazing" in her or his own way. We believe it is
through the realization of this potential that children will be able to live more
productive and satisfying lives.
Amazing Kids! seeks to improve the lives of children
- uncovering the potential within each child
- providing them with the tools to nurture their unique talents, including access to a
- inspiring them to pursue excellence in their endeavors and to become lifelong
Studies have shown that one of the most effective ways children learn is through the
use of cross-age peer tutoring; that is, an older child given the task of teaching a
younger child. Why?
When students learn from someone who is "just like them," they are more
engaged in their learning. Peer tutoring highlights a "common bond" between
tutor and pupil; consequently, children are often more open and receptive to learning.
Both children benefit: not only is the younger student more engaged in her learning, the
older student experiences a sense of pride and accomplishment in having helped another
Amazing Kids! uses these findings as the basis for designing its educational programs
for children. We strongly believe in the power of peer role models to teach and inspire
excellence in children. Unfortunately, our children today do not always have access to
positive role models, especially good peer role models. Many of the messages children are
hearing today is that it is "cool" to have an "attitude" and to be an
underachiever. If children need good peer role models to educate and inspire them
(and they do!), where can children today go to find them?
It is the objective of Amazing Kids! to offer children a selection of quality
educational programs which present them with a wide range of positive and inspiring role
models; someone they can relate to, as well as someone to emulate.