Read2Succeed's programs are designed to improve children's academic performance while helping reduce illiteracy rates in the communities we serve.
At Read2Succeed, Inc we are serious about making a measurable impact in the lives of the children and families we serve. The information below illustrates a few of the results of the various assessments we use to create benchmarks and to properly account for the gains that children in our after-school programs have made. Click here to read stories of impact.
Fund Allocation FY 2015 - 2016
A Story of Siblings: Strength & Courage to Break Co-Dependency
Angela and Rolando are siblings with severe emotional issues that have hampered their social and academic growth. Angela began the program last school year in March 2015. When she first began attending, she had several challenges. Crying constantly and unable to adapt to new environments, Angela was extremely introverted. She was overly attached to her brother and could not engage in activities. Little by little her crying spells diminished until at last, Angela came into program with a smile. It took weeks, but she also eventually began to socialize with some of the other students!
Rolando joined the program for summer camp and had to be kept in a separate group from his sister Angela to avoid reactivating her dependence on her brother. At first, Rolando would try to hover around her and shy away from the other students. Within a couple of weeks, both were progressing well in their groups. Rolando came so far out of his shell that he was able to be identified as highly gifted and has now been placed in our self-contained gifted program. At the end of the summer, the students wrote and performed a play based on the book, Leo the Late Bloomer. We were all grinning from ear to ear when Angela got on stage all by herself without hesitation and delivered her lines perfectly and confidently. It still brings tears to our eyes to think about how far she has come. Their journey is a reminder of the strength and courage in children. Rolando & Angela attends our program at Miami Heights Elementary.
From Introvert to Extrovert
Eduardo Gomez is an 11 yr old currently in 5th Grade. He first joined the program when he was in 2nd grade, enrolled in the ESE program and socially disadvantaged. Eduardo was extremely introverted and had a difficult time making friends. In the four years he's been with Read2Succeed, Eduardo has made tremendous gains. Not only has he been able to be removed from Resource ESE and placed on consultation in regular educational classes but he has also come out of his shell and become a more sociable kid admired by his peers. He was recently accepted into the Magnet program at Arvida Forensic Science. We are very proud of all his success! Eduardo attends our program at South Miami Heights Elementary.