Cortney's Y Story

Cortney has had a rough start to life and struggles with feeling safe in places outside of her home. This has affected her academically but since she began attending the Y’s Afterschool Program at Mound Fort Jr. High, Cortney’s sister, her primary caretaker, has seen Cortney’s reading skills drastically improve. Cortney loves being involved in our Drama Club and performing stories in our Reader’s Theater. Because of this her reading level has improved and she is far more confident when reading out loud in school. Now, Cortney is volunteering to speak in front of the class and is the first to ask to perform in front of her peers in Drama Club.