New Mexico

Alliance for Children


Creating healthy communities through the arts

"My son Jay was in The ALPHA Effect™ Program in the fall of 2003. Jay has improved in so many areas. He gained three grade levels in reading during the program. His reading fluency grew from 39 words per minute to 103. Other areas of improvement are improved motor skills, expressive artwork, and a noticeable increase in maturity level. We highly recommend ALPHA and are very grateful that our son had the opportunity to participate."

— Jackie Trahan, parent, Ruidoso, New Mexico.


"Matthew actually plays with other children at school now and he's less afraid to assert himself. He's much more calm, slower to anger and he just generally seems happier. If there's anything else that would help do that, I haven't heard of it!"

— Tonya Jimenez, parent, Alamogordo, New Mexico


"My son Jessi was enrolled in The ALPHA Effect™ Program in the fall of 2005. I have noticed improvements in many areas of his life since that time. First of all, Jessi has become more interested in learning and is a more active participant in class activities. Jessi was very quiet in class before, but now he is more outspoken and outgoing. His attention span is longer and he is better able to stay focused and follow directions in class. He seems happier and is more interested in painting, drawing and music than he was before. His handwriting is clearer. He also has a better self-image and shows more confidence in his school work."

— Kwandao Trujillo, parent, Alamogordo, New Mexico


"Both Oscar and Eduardo are more interested in reading and are more fluent in English. They speak English at home now more often than Spanish. Both boys have increased their fine motor skills and coordination. They are better at focusing on task and working to completion."

— Anna Gines, parent, Alamogordo, New Mexico


"Destinies attention span has dramatically improved. She is better able to follow directions. Her handwriting, self-image, and tolerance level for frustrating situations have improved."

— Selena McCowan, parent, Alamogordo, New Mexico


"My son Joseph attended ALPHA at North Elementary. I would like to say that this program is amazing. I feel that it has changed my son's life for the better. Before he enrolled in ALPHA he was drawn away from people and didn't know how to express himself. Joey was also having a problem concentrating and retaining information. After completing the program, Joey is more energetic and excited about learning. He enjoys telling us what he has learned for the day, and is able to retain the information very well. The teachers are telling us how much he has come out of his shell and he is participating more in class.

Around the house, we are not having any problems with him doing chores, housework or just helping around the house. He is retaining instructions without having to be told more than once. Joey is also accepting more responsibility and enjoys taking on challenges."

— William Wittliff, parent, Alamogordo, New Mexico


Parental Letters of Support For

The ALPHA Effect™

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