Dennis | New NAZ Family Achievement Coach at KIPP

"I have the chance to work with families who remind me of myself and how I grew up. I was able to have close mentors who supported me through my own journey as I became successful in my own right. I can now be that mentor for someone else."

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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 Out-of-School Time 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.

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