Program Success! – April 2015

As we approach the end of our first year, we are excited to get our first look at how effective the program is at improving grade level reading compared to youngsters that were not in the program.  Our fingers are crossed that the comparison will be positive and worthwhile!

We are planning our summer bridge program to begin in July 2016, just a few weeks after the end of the school year.  The summer program is targeted at Akoben participants and is designed to maintain reading competency so that the kids can start out next year with no requirement for review work.

Ryan Turner and I attended the Social Innovation conference that was part of the Light City University program (http://lightcity.org/lcu/).  It was very worthwhile, and in addition to learning about programs that are making positive change throughout the city, we established good networking connections that we hope will lead to future partnerships as Akoben spreads its wings.

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