Supporting elementary and middle school students to be academically successful.
For students needing additional support and attention, we offer 1:1 support in the evening. Students are paired with a volunteer tutor for twice weekly sessions throughout the school year. We work closely with the school-day teachers to understand skill gaps and provide additional support in academic assignments. Students focus on reading, writing and math. In this program we are supporting academic growth, while at the same time honoring the power of personal connection to create meaningful relationships and boost confidence. The program is held at the Dr. Martin Luther King Academy Middle School Campus, Monday through Thursday evenings and includes dinner.
“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.