There are many programs and opportunities both in and out of the classroom to enhance your education at all ages and help you pursue a life that is full of intellectual fulfillment. Here is a great list of resources to get you started:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of North Texas
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of North Texas matches adult role models with a child in an at-risk situation. The volunteer gives his or her time to provide support, guidance, friendship and fun.
Boy Scouts – Longhorn Council
The Boy Scouts of America- Longhorn council provide outdoor adventure and camping programs that develops character and gives citizenship training for youth ages 6- 18.
Coming of Age: North Texas
The mission of Coming of Age: North Texas is strengthening communities through contributions of people age 50+. Coming of Age: North Texas serves Collin, Dallas, Denton, and Tarrant counties with programs designed to connect the highly valued skills of people age 50+ with the nonprofit sector, building the capacity of organizations throughout the region. Their Explore Your Future workshop guides people age 50+ through their next stage.
Communities In Schools of North Texas
Communities In Schools of North Texas provides dropout prevention services to at-risk students in schools across Denton County. These services help students pass their classes, promote to the next grade and graduate.
Denton Christian Preschool
Denton Christian Preschool provides developmentally appropriate early education to educationally at-risk children ages 3 and 4. They serve children of diverse backgrounds and offer rides to and from school, nutritious snack and lunch each day, medical and diagnostic screenings and parent education.
Denton City County Day School
Denton City County Day School is a child development program for low income families for children ages 2 to 5 years old.
Fred Moore Day Nursery School
Fred Moore Day Nursery School provides children with the educational and social skills needed to thrive in a public school setting. Their services include curriculum that allows children to learn while they play, guidance and understanding focusing on the child’s need, and three nutritious meals.
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas
Girl Scouts of Northeast Texas helps girls build character and skills needed to be a success in the real world.
Reading and Radio Resource
Reading and Radio Resource provides recorded books and radio programming for individuals who are unable to read printed material due to vision loss or other impairment.
The University of North Texas Emeritus Program
Book a Librarian
You can make an appointment with a Denton Librarian to gain information on subjects such as: on-line job applications, building a resume, research topics, and more. To get a 20 min appointment with a librarian click here: http://www.cityofdenton.com/index.aspx?recordid=116&page=215.
Denton Public Library now offers books by mail to homebound library customers. This service is available to customers who qualify for or purchase a full-service library card and fill out an application for homebound service. The customer’s nurse, physician or social worker’s certification of need is necessary. Library staff will review the application and notify you when your service is activated. http://www.cityofdenton.com/index.aspx?page=478