Also new to Move the Middle is Amanda Childers. Amanda is Move the Middle's Data Analyst, focusing analytically on the process of paying attention to every student and identifying those heading down a path toward dropping out.
The support of Move the Middle has been overwhelming since it kicked off at Lincoln Middle School over two years ago. Through a grant from Woodward Charitable Trust and the amazing generosity from our donors, community workplaces, and volunteers, Move the Middle was able to expand. Without it, our strong partnership with Rockford Public Schools, and the ability of our Achievement Advocates to identify our students' unique needs, many children would be lost and without the help they need.
"Each day is different, some are filled with the contagious joy only a child can give, and others with the very harsh reality of our communities, but in the end I know that had it not been for our program and for every individual that makes it possible, a young student out there would have gone yet another day without the care and attention they deserve and need," says Roselyn.