NAZ Scholar Julissa is Ready for Kindergarten
When Julissa E. received a Race to the Top Scholarship in late 2012, her mom Hannah immediately enrolled her in preschool at NAZ partner The Family Partnership. In the beginning, Hannah says, Julissa had limited social skills. She was shy and couldn’t communicate her feelings to others.
With support from her parents, NAZ Connector Jaton W., and teachers at The Family Partnership, Julissa became a classroom leader and standout student. Fast-forward to August 2014 when Julissa graduated from preschool ready to take on kindergarten, impressing her new teachers with her ability to follow instructions, tie her shoes, and write.