Our goal is to help students with dyslexia from all socioeconomic levels to reach their full potential. By providing our program at a lower cost than private tutoring as well as a few scholarship spots to those in need, we are leveling playing field and helping all of us by allowing our future STEM innovators to rise.
Our after-school program provides our students in grades 1-5 both reading intervention and STEM in enrichment two days a week. By providing these students with both what they need in reading and also giving them experiences in subjects where they excel, we boost their confidence and love of learning.
We have a team of tutors and STEM professionals that volunteer their time to staff our after=school program. We also have a number of STEM companies who believe in our mission and help us to keep our costs low and that provide us resources that allow our students to see just what they can accomplish.
We track our students' progress both in terms of how well they master our curriculum as well as track their academic progress in school. We do this both with qualitative and quantitative methods.
In the short 15 months we have been in operation, we have admitted 15 students into our program and have 12 tutors who we are training to become dyslexia tutors. Our initial cohort of 5 students has shown significant improvement in their reading levels both in our program and on national standardized tests.