When Zarria started with By The Hand in fifth grade, she was reading at a second-grade level. Although that is a huge gap, it didn’t intimidate Zarria one bit. She was determined to improve her reading skills week by week.
We are excited to report that after just one year, Zarria is now reading at the same level as her peers! In addition, her team leaders boast about Zarria’s change in demeanor: she’s one of our most well-behaved and polite students. Zarria’s determination and demeanor make her a natural leader. We love seeing her thrive at By The Hand!
Zarria is proof that with the right support and the right tools, anything is possible! When we champion kids—mind, body and soul—big things happen. And that’s why kids like Zarria are The Solution for Chicago! But, they cannot do it without you… you make it possible. Thank you for investing in their future!