When Unprecedented is Good
For example, these three children have an unprecedented advocate—a tutor of their own, who, among other things, assessed each one’s reading level and continues to help them improve, based on the KCS@Home material. She joins their parents and their Knox County Schools teachers to ensure these youngsters succeed!
After just two weeks of consistent meetings, Mrs. W says she could “see that they trusted me and looked forward to our lessons.” She grabbed hold of this simple but unprecedented opportunity to encourage and support an international family. She went on, “I hope my efforts let them know someone cares about their academic success; that they will grow confident in their reading and speaking abilities with the English language.”
READY TO GET INVOLVED?
Because the pandemic continues to isolate people, we're continuing to connect with families individually, either in person or online. If you would like to support and encourage an international family through English language learning and cultural mentoring (called the LaMP program), reach out to our volunteer coordinator today!
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