M’Kyla
Fifth Grade—Moving Everest

When M‘Kyla Harris started with By The Hand in the first grade, she has never heard of God’s love for her. M‘Kyla’s love for God began to grow when she was first exposed to chapel services, held every Thursday (which she now claims as her favorite day of the week).

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Ta’Liya
Third Grade—Moving Everest

When Ta’Liya first started with By The Hand, she was withdrawn and shy. She rarely smiled. Sadly, Ta’Liya’s demeanor affected her ability to participate in the classroom and engage with her peers.

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Pierre
Second Grade—Moving Everest

Children express a wide array of emotions as they discover and respond to the world around them. Some of our children have difficulty processing those emotions. That’s what we saw with Pierre.

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D’Mario
Seventh Grade—Moving Everest

D’Mario was in fourth grade when he started with By The Hand Club For Kids. We were impressed with his grades—he was earning all As, Bs, and Cs!

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Keith
Tenth Grade—Austin

Keith who is currently a sophomore in high school received the chance to be a part of the inaugural cohort of Austin Harvest – a youth-led open-air fresh market that provides produce to the Austin neighborhood and is committed to growing the community through fresh food.

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Zarria
Sixth Grade—Moving Everest

Walking alongside our kids—mind, body and soul—makes a bright future possible. Big things happen when we champion children like Zarria, because they are The Solution for our city!

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Jakyra
Eleventh Grade—Austin

Kids who cannot read at grade level by the time they are in fourth grade are four times as likely to drop out of school—eight times if they are a minority growing up in under-resourced neighborhoods. Fortunately, Jakyra was recommended to By The Hand when she was in fourth grade.

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Georsaé
Eleventh Grade—Austin

The transformation in Georsaé since she joined By The Hand in fourth grade is amazing. And so is what divine and human love can do in the life of a child when you are willing to make The Solution possible.

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Semaj
Fifth Grade—Altgeld-Murray

When Semaj first joined By The Hand, he struggled with anger. But now he’s helping other kids through their anger. That’s what happens when you help make The Solution possible.

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