In 2010, we began providing our first literacy programs in the basement of the historic Sharon Community Church in Sandy Springs. One of the programs taught teenage girls how to assess and tutor English language learners. Another of the programs then utilized those same teens in assessing and tutoring elementary-age English language learners. The mother of two of the teenagers even pitched in and tutored mothers of the young children!
Now 7 years later in 2017, we are again utilizing one of those former teens as an intern – only this time she is a senior at Brigham Young University-Hawaii and will graduate in 3 months. Stephanie Monroy-Leon, a Johns Creek High School graduate, recently returned to Johns Creek with her husband, Chase Minter, of Fort Collins, Colorado.
Stephanie’s and my (Linary Kingdon, CEO of Achieve Greater Success) main focus in this internship is to develop products to help 3rd graders score higher on the math portion of the end-of-year Milestones assessment. We are developing products and services that will help parents better understand the 3rd grade math standards so they can better help their children strengthen their knowledge and skills in math.
One of the things we are most excited about is that in addition to creating English versions of our products and services, we are utilizing Stephanie’s native language to also create Spanish versions.
How NEAT is all of THAT?!?!
ps: A video clip from our 2010 program: https://www.facebook.com/linary.kingdon/videos/10200193952716695/