2014-12-23

The season of giving is upon us! We invite you to celebrate the young minds of Baton Rouge students by supporting 64 AmeriCorps members serving in six East Baton Rouge schools.

Click here to make a contribution to City Year Baton Rouge and create a ripple that will last long past the holidays! 

Give the gift of education to students like Ty, a student whose academic performance is improving thanks to the service of Ms. Hayley at Claiborne Elementary School!

Hayley Adamuska
Claiborne Elementary School 
Bethlehem, New Hampshire
Wheelock College

"When I first met Ty, he had his head down on his desk in class, with no pencils, no paper, and no books. When our class began to read, he looked at me and said 'I hate reading!' I pointed out a word to him and asked him to say it aloud, and he struggled to pronounce the word. Just as I had suspected, Ty hated reading because reading was difficult for him.

Ty and I became Reading Buddies and find time daily to read together, using strategies that help him improve his reading. We read along with our fingers so we don't get lost, use a dictionary to look up words we are unfamiliar with, and we never give up if we come across a difficult word or sentence. Not only is Ty participating more in class and no longer afraid to take on academic challenges, but during his latest English test, I noticed he was sounding out words aloud and using his fingers to follow the text. My eyes filled with tears to see him using the strategies we have practiced together over the past few months. I may be impacting Ty's life by helping him with reading, but little does he know, he is changing my life, too."

YOUR GIFT WILL ENSURE TY AND OTHER STUDENTS ARE SET UP FOR SUCCESS THIS SCHOOL YEAR AND BEYOND.

Thank you for your support, and Happy Holidays from City Year Baton Rouge!

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