Paityn has been with the organization for the past 3 1/2 years. Paityn was in need of assistance to improve her reading and writing skills when she was in the first grade. Paityn's mother took accountability by purchasing any book materials or resources needed to ensure that her daughter improved. Paityn practiced on a daily basis at home and at school in order to stay on grade level in her classes. Paityn is now able to read with fluency at the appropriate grade level in Elementary School. Paiytn currently attends programming 1 time a week for private tutoring practicing her reading comprehension and mathematics skills to stay on grade level in her courses.
Markel has been with the organization for the past 3 1/2 years. Markel was in need of assistance with Pre- Algebra & Algebra1, which are two difficult math subjects in High School. Markel tends to learn better in small groups or with one- one- instructions, so his parents enrolled him in our program. Markel appeared to be a little shy but through time he opened up and started to attend private tutoring to improve his skills. Markel is a member of DUYA and he currently attends programming 2-3 times a week while receiving private tutoring to stay on grade level in his courses.
Cherish has been with the organization for the past 5 years. Cherish was in need of assistance with reading and writing skills when she was in the 2nd grade. Cherish was told by teachers at her school that if she does not improve her reading by a specific deadline she will be held behind. Cherish took her reading seriously and was motivated to improve her skills by attending programming regularly 2-3 times a week. Through dedication and discipline Cherish gained confidence due to her small wins and she never did gave up on herself. Cherish is currently attending services 1 time a week for reading comprehension and mathematics to stay on grade level in her courses.
Rian has been with the organization for the past 2 1/2 years. Rian was in need of assistance with mathematics and writing skills when she was in the 3rd grade. The main course she struggled with the most was mathematics, where she had difficulties solving and processing equations. Rian was very adamant about improving her math skills and she worked exceptionally hard by practicing at home, at school, and with DUYA. Rian is currently receiving "B average" grades on her quizzes and test at school. She is currently attending services once a week for essay writing and math support.
Yabsira has been with the organization for the past 6 months. Yabsira was a child that was always present in the library and thats how she became apart of the organization by observing the program. She was very intrigued by our organization, so she asked her parents to enroll her. Yabsira is currently attending tutoring 1 time a week and receives support in essay writing and mathematics. Yabsira is now one of our "Student Helpers" who is responsible for collecting supplies, passing out materials, and organizing books during programming. Yabsira has built very strong and meaningful relationships with other students in the program.