From the CEO

Welcome to New Horizons of SWFL! 

Are you passionate about changing the lives of students? Imagine the children and teens of SWFL healthy, happy, and bright. At New Horizons we’re empowering the next generation. We want all students to grow up in safe environments. We want strong families that support and help their children and teens. We want students that are successful in school. We want students to feel valued and part of something bigger than themselves. We want the students to understand they are a vital part of our community. We want young people full of joy, potential, encouragement, and the love of God.

But we live in a broken world. There are heartaches and inequities. There are disadvantages and hopelessness. Many of our youngest neighbors are facing the toughest challenges. 

But, that is where we come in. Our team of caring staff and volunteers are making a difference, one child at a time. At our neighborhood clubs we serve hundreds of students through tutoring, mentoring, faith and character-building in Lee and Collier Counties. We believe it is an honor and privilege to equip students with the tools they need to succeed.

That’s where you come in. Whether you are looking to find meaning in your own life through serving others, volunteer at one of our sites, give to a most worthy cause, work with a fabulous team, or find that place for your child, we are happy to welcome you.

Thanks for visiting our website and I look forward to meeting you in person soon!

With sincere gratitude,


Linda M. Cunning has 30 years serving, leading, or consulting in schools, ministries and nonprofit organizations. Known for her kind nature, Linda has expertise in education, anti-poverty programs, Biblical teachings, donor-philanthropy and organizational leadership. Known for compassionate and inspirational encouragement and vision-casting, yet, she understands research, analytics, processes and procedures and keen eye in organizational structures and systems to problem-solve and build best- practices.

Linda has been a national consultant for nonprofits, providing expertise and support to a variety of organizations. Linda has multiple certifications as well as a Ph.D in educational leadership, a Masters in organizational management and degrees in family-life education and early childhood education.

Linda enjoys spending time with her two adult children.

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