After-School Homework Labs at high schools and Open Libraries at middle schools give every student access to free tutoring or a supervised location to study or use the computer after school.
Access to a Foundation-funded after-school Writing Center was a game changer for one sixth-grade student, who found himself failing Language Arts.
“In terms of writing requirements, there’s a big leap between elementary and middle school," says Holly Stipe, a Language Arts teacher at Issaquah Middle School. "Students may struggle to find the confidence and skills to meet the higher expectations."
Thanks to the Writing Center, the struggling sixth grader received one-on-one assistance and brainstormed strategies with his peers. By the end of the school year, his work had risen to an A- in Language Arts, and his confidence soared.
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