Connect The Kids NYC

SUPPORT SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS IN NEW YORK PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Connect the Kids NYCs’ mission is to provide tablets with educational video games to the 200,000 special needs students of New York City public schools, starting PS 811X in the Bronx. Game-based learning has been shown to be a valuable tool in helping autistic and other special needs kids connect to the wider world.With your support, we can help them make that connection - one student in one school at a time.

Changing the lives of Special Needs Students

WHAT WE'RE ABOUT

HELP ONE SPECIAL CHILD IN ONE SPECIAL SCHOOL

Connect the Kids NYC is a community service program that provides kids in the neediest New York public schools with tablets loaded with challenging and fun educational games. Access to these games helps special needs children become more literate in technology, expand their awareness and knowledge of the world and enhance their academic skills.

We can’t do it alone. Your support and donations help us supply our special needs kids with the learning resources they need. Please click here for details on how you can make a real difference in the life of at least one special needs child, and help us spread our program from the Bronx to other New York City schools.

Connect the Kids NYC is sponsored by KNeoWorld Inc, a Game-Based-Learning developer and distributor of computer games for grades K-8 that are designed to serve as an adjunct to classroom learning.

Game Based Learning is a Game Changer

BRING THE WORLD HOME

WHY IT MATTERS

The concept of Connect the Kids NYC began with a teacher, a mother of two autistic children, an educational game developer and a very large mandate: getting game-based-learning tools into the hands of all 200,000 special needs students in New York City public schools.

The teacher, Michelle Fargnoli (Special Education Teacher PS811X) experienced firsthand how bringing KNeoWorld game-based learning to her classroom brought the outside world to kids who had been isolated by their conditions without the tools to fully express themselves and engage with those around them.

The mother, Gloria Corsino, saw for the first time her two children type words, and then sentences, and then ideas and questions on their computer tablets using KNeoWorld’s gamified learning programs. For the first time, her children could engage with the world beyond their classroom and living room. The award-winning KNeoWORLD learning program works because it draws upon players’ knowledge, cognitive ability, and curiosity, while evaluating and measuring their learning progress through KNeoBadges and achievements.

Gloria Corsino, Founder

Gloria Corsino, Founder

If You Are Reading This

YOU ALREADY HAVE ACCESS TO A COMPUTER AND UNDERSTAND THE EMPOWERMENT IT CAN BESTOW - ESPECIALLY WITH THE RIGHT SOFTWARE

And you are the person Connect the Kids NYC needs. Data overwhelmingly demonstrates that game based learning can help connect special needs children to their families and communities, to learning, and to the world. These kids need access to computers and the right game based learning software. We need the financial support to meet those urgent needs and to empower these very special young citizens of New York.

Even Big Ideas Start Small

TAKE THE FIRST STEP! CHANGE A SPECIAL STUDENT'S LIFE

Please give any amount you can so we can buy new computers, tablets and KNeoWorld Game Based Learning tools.

Also, help us spread the word about Connect the Kids NYC: send our video to all your followers.

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Please Give

HELP US MAKE A DIFFERENCE

Any amount you can give will help us provide new tablets and KNeoWorld Game Based Learning tools to New York’s inner-city special needs children.

You can also help by spreading the word about Connect the Kids NYC: send our video to your friends and followers on social media.

What your donation does

Your entire donation goes to the PS 811X Parent Association, a non-profit 501c3 organization.  All donations are tax deductible, and 100% of your donation goes toward making a difference in the life of a special needs student.

PLAY TIME

KNeoWorld Games-Based Learning

A WORLD OF EDUCATION + ENTERTAINMENT = “EDUTAINMENT” KNeoWorld Game Based Learning

KNeoWorld Inc. develops and distributes Game-Based-Learning (Edutainment) video games designed to be fun and challenging, to serve as an adjunct to classroom academics. Not to replace math, science, reading, geography, social studies lessons but to enhance them—to make those subjects more fun for students to learn.

Our games are designed for different ages and grades, and for different abilities, from special needs students to the most gifted and talented, to help teach the higher order skills required by children to succeed in today’s knowledge-based economy – we go beyond school and beyond homework.

Please take a trip through the KNeoWorld and see how it can enhance a child’s world of learning.