Tatiana's Y Story

When Tatiana was in 3rd grade she was reading below kindergarten level. Our Site Coordinator, Helen, had many conversations with Tatiana's teachers and parents to find the best way to support Tatiana. 

Helen created a new activity for all youth in the Y's Afterschool Program that helped them all learn how to pronounce new words, spell them, and learn their definition. All the kids loved the activity, many are now reading more just to find new words they haven't learned yet. 

Tatiana's reading fluency has skyrocketed since the activity began. We are so proud to have Site Coordinators like Helen that can develop academic and enrichment activities to fit the unique needs of all of our kids. The Y gives kids a place to learn, grow and thrive.