(Increasing Might, Power, Academics, Choices, Truth)
The IMPACT Ministry, (previously named the Unique Learning Program) was founded in 1996 as a private, non-profit educational program. It is dedicated to the educational needs of students with learning differences and special needs. Its name reflects the ministry by “Increasing the student’s Might, Power, Academic abilities, righteous Choices and God’s Truth” within them.
Although the ministry and philosophy of the IMPACT Ministry on each campus of every school that takes this name may not look or be the same, it is assumed that each IMPACT Ministry will offer what is best for the “special need” students and staff per campus site and be unique to the needs each campus dictates.
The web-site childd.org would like to introduce this name to your “special needs” program. Please take it if you would like. It will not bind you to any rules or regulations other than that you allow the Lord to lead you and that you will use this name as a ministry to meet the needs of those with “special needs” at your school, home-school or program.
May God make it very clear how He will mold your program into what He desires for your students. You have our blessings and prayers.
The Ministry of the IMPACT Ministry
The program was envisioned after Psalm 139:13-14, which states, “For Thou didst form my inward parts, Thou didst weave me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to Thee, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are Thy works Lord, and my soul knows it very well.”
The ministry provides the opportunity for each student to become reacquainted with their understanding that they truly are “Fearfully and wonderfully made”. As emphasis is placed on developing a student’s area of academic weakness, the ministry of “being identified in Jesus Christ” is fully integrated within their individualized curriculum. Having the honor to build relationships in Christ can only “Increase Might, build upon Power, strengthen Academics, example righteous Choices, and ingrain Truth.”
Our World states, “Let no child be demeaned or have their wonder diminished because of our ignorance or inactivity. Let no child be deprived of discovery because we lack the resources to discover their difficulties. Let no child – ever – doubt their mind because we are unsure of our commitments”.
Having the IMPACT Ministry available to the students on your campus, is one step closer to this challenge.
Why Have an IMPACT Ministry?
According to the United States Department of Health, a learning difference affects approximately 15% to 20% of the population. It is manifested by a disturbance in the ability to process language despite gifts and abilities in other areas of intelligence.
Students diagnosed as having a learning difference, experience trouble in deciphering and conveying information through reading, writing, spelling, organizing numbers, and remembering information. They may have trouble listening or expressing themselves clearly. While many possess outstanding attributes and sometimes hidden aptitudes, students with learning differences take longer to process language effectively. With appropriate learning systems, they can be given the opportunity to build upon their weaknesses and find greater success within the regular classrooms.
Statistics taken across the Nation over ten years ago found that over 40% of the juvenile delinquents in the U.S. are learning disabled.
Childd.org believes that every student on their campus should have the opportunity to be educated in a Christian environment with curriculum built on Christian principles. It is believed that if God has brought the student to a your campus, the school should provide learning systems where students can achieve to their fullest potential and find continued success within their classrooms.