By Audrey Grauer AmeriCorps member, Virgil Middle School

The first thing you notice about Asher is that he has an infectious smile and a tendency to surprise you with a hug! I’ve been working with Asher since early September in his math class and after school in our Extended Learning Time (ELT) Program. In school and during our ELT program, he has shared his fascinating imagination and I enjoy getting to know more about him. Even though it’s only November, I have already seen improvements in his math and comprehension skills. With the progress he has already shown, I can’t wait to see what the rest of the year has in store for him. 

Ms. Audrey: What is your favorite part about City Year?

A: My favorite part of City Year is that they help me in my homework and they are funny and nice.

Ms. Audrey: Have you learned anything from City Year?

A: Yes, from you, Miss Audrey, I learned organization.

Ms. Audrey: What is your favorite after school snack?

A: Juice and pretzels.

Ms. Audrey: What is your favorite activity to play in City Year?

A: Soccer with teams. I like playing for the Chicken Team with Miss Audrey and Mr. Kenny.

Ms. Audrey: What's your favorite quote?

A:  “I fell over and over in my life and that’s why I’m going to succeed.” –Michael Jordan
and  "Sup brah?" -Asher

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