Middle School Success

Learn about our Middle School Success initiatives

About Middle School Success

Every 26 seconds a student in the U.S. drops out of school. Students are pushed, pulled, or fail out and it starts in middle school. Thankfully, our Middle School Success initiatives are making all the difference. Your donation is helping middle schoolers get on track to graduate and ready to meet their full potential.

Middle School Success initiatives

Move the Middle is our overarching initiative ensuring every middle schooler is on track to graduate.
 

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Dolly Parton's Imagination Library is a program that provides a book each month for five years to children under five years old in Winnebago and Ogle counties, at no cost to the child's family.
 

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The Early Warning and Response System is part of our Move the Middle initiative and helps our Achievement Advocates identify middle schoolers who are struggling and get them back on track towards graduating high school.
 

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I READ is an early-grade reading program that matches volunteer reading mentors with kindergarten students and helps students achieve literacy goals by fourth grade.
 

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Learn Your Lock is a training session offered to soon-to-be sixth graders aimed at reducing the amount of stress new middle schoolers face.
 

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Rollin' Strong is a 10-week annual program that builds relationships and life skills within middle school participants (and builds bicycles, too).
 

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Success By 6 is a school readiness initiative encompassing programs that focus on increasing meaningful family engagement and pre-literacy development.
 

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