Gael's Y Story

Gael is much more comfortable these days speaking and understanding English, completing his homework, communicating, and making friends. When he started as a kindergarten student and an English Language Learner, Gael struggled with behavior expectations because he was still learning English. The Y, Gael’s teacher and his parents worked together to create a plan for him to practice English in our program. Our staff interacted with him in English and assigned a 6th grade reading buddy to work with him more one-on-one reading and speaking English which contributed to his success.