The Opportunity Center connected with a quiet second grader named Luis last school year. Luis’ school referred him to us because he was disengaged in class and below grade-level in reading, writing and math.
Our bilingual staff began working with Luis’ family, and discovered that his mother was a dedicated single mom who was unable to help Luis with schoolwork, because she spoke little English. She also could not afford a home computer for Luis to complete his online math homework.
When Luis began our after-school program, he hardly ever smiled and struggled to make friends. Our staff gave him one-on-one tutoring, homework support, computer access, supplemental enrichment, and encouragement. His mother attended our English language classes on Saturdays. Gradually, everyone began to see a change in Luis. He smiled more and the math and reading concepts began to click.
Over his time at the center, Luis’ grades improved to 100% of all grade-level standards, and his confidence soared. By the end of the school year, Luis smiled often, built many new friendships, and loved to play Legos with his pals in his free time.
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