The High Achiever
Fifth grader Willy N. is a bright student, but he struggled in school. He was removed from mainstream classes, and didn’t receive the academic support he needed. As a result, his confidence—and his grades—plummeted.
Then, in the summer of 2014, Willy attended NAZ Anchor Partner Plymouth Christian Youth Center’s Expanded Learning Summer Program, where he was treated just like every other kid. In this environment, Willy’s motivation to learn got a big boost, and he jumped an impressive two grade levels in reading, while his score on the math skills assessment increased from 88 to 100 percent. Willy now attends KIPP North Star Academy, a NAZ Anchor School, where he is a high achiever and a classroom leader.