“I was shy when I first came here,” remembers Kaylen. “I was scared but now I’m getting close to people because of this program,” Failing grades depleted Kaylen’s confidence. Her social skills were suffering as she began to isolate herself from her friends and classmates.
When Kaylen entered Children of the City’s Create Success, she was math phobic. “We do a lot of math. I was just so-so” she smiles before handing over a folder full of 90+ grades. She has become an expert at word problems thanks to the strategies she learned from her tutor, Melissa.
As Kaylen inserts her work folder into her book bag, she looks over her shoulder and cries out “Children of the City Rocks!