Whiz Kids began in 1990 through the collaborative efforts of church, community, school and business leaders in Denver. Their desire was to bring resources into neighborhoods where there was a need to bridge the achievement gap. Whiz Kids began a city-wide outreach by partnering suburban and urban churches with urban schools. This partnership led to one-on-one tutoring with elementary-age children. The result was a program called "Wise Guys," with three locations and 60 kids.
To reach children who fall below the literacy line and poverty line. To serve them in the Spirit of Christ and to ensure that no child misses the grace of God.
Eventually, the name was changed to Whiz Kids Tutoring and today, Whiz Kids is a 501 (c)3 non-profit with over 50 sites that serve more than 800 elementary and middle school students throughout the metro area. Our goal is to reach 1,000 kids annually by 2020.
WHIZ KIDS’ STATEMENT OF FAITH
The Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments, given by divine inspiration, are the Word of God, the final and supreme authority in all matters of faith and conduct.
In the Scriptures, God reveals Himself as the living and true God, Creator of all things. Perfect in love and righteous in all His ways, this one God exists eternally as a Trinity of persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit.
God made man and woman in His image that He might have fellowship with us. He purposefully placed different aspects of His character into each, so that the full expression of His Glory is seen when the two are joined in marriage. God instituted marriage between one man and one woman as the foundation of the family and the basic structure of human society. God’s design for sexual intimacy is appropriately expressed within the context of marriage.
Being estranged from God by our disobedience, we are, as sinful people, incapable of a right relationship to God apart from divine grace. Acceptance of Jesus Christ and the corresponding renewal of the Holy Spirit are the only paths to salvation and repentance for lost/sinful men and women.
Jesus Christ is God, and is the only Mediator between God and all human beings. Jesus, who as man fully shared and fulfilled our humanity in a life of perfect obedience. By His death in our place, Jesus revealed divine love and upheld divine justice, removing our guilt and reconciling us to God. Having risen bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven, He rules as Lord over all and intercedes for us as our Great High Priest.
God’s redemptive purpose will be consummated by the return of Christ to raise the dead, judge all people and establish His glorious kingdom. Those who are apart from Christ will be eternally separated from God’s presence, but the redeemed shall live and reign with Him forever.
The Holy Spirit lives within, guides, and enables Christians to live godly lives. In the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ all believers are members of His body, the Church.
God created all human beings in His image. Therefore, we believe that human life is sacred from conception to its natural end; that we must honor the physical and spiritual needs of all people. Following Christ’s example, we believe that every person should be treated with love, dignity and respect.
Field Director - Aurora
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Charity C. Bethel
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Field Director - Arvada & North Metro
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Field Director - Littleton
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