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Supporting Marin City’s curious K - 3rd graders as we learn, play and grow alongside them.
Little Scholars Program:
K - 3rd
We love our Little Scholars! 1st – 3rd grade students are introduced to Bridge the Gap College Prep in this one-on-one support program. Volunteer tutors are paired individually with young students and meet weekly at our Marin City Center throughout the school year.
Our main focus is helping students develop a love for reading and build literacy skills, and we strive to have fun in the process. We’re supporting academic growth, while at the same time honoring the power of personal connection to help develop trust and boost confidence.
Information on Little Readers, our summer program for K – 3rd, will be available soon! We open this program to Kindergartners, so they can join in on the fun and experience Bridge the Gap for the first time. We partner students with eager “big buddy” volunteers for reading and cool activities in the library!
Covid-19 Update! Learn more about how we’re adapting our programs during the 2020-2021 school year.
Together we are making a difference
of our Little Scholars reached their reading comprehension levels.
of 1st-3rd grade students increased their sight word knowledge.
increased their reading fluency in 2019.
“Bridge the Gap makes me feel good about my schoolwork because I have such a great helper."
"You get to meet with tutors and you don't just read! You can do other learning stuff too. I also like how the tutors and teachers are very nice. I feel excited and happy when I come to Bridge the Gap."
90% of our Little Scholars reached their reading comprehension goals last year.
"Bridge the Gap is so fun because I get to have tutors and they make me feel special."
In 2019, 100% of 1st-3rd grade students increased their sight word knowledge and 95% also increased their reading fluency.