Alphabox Inspires Delight In Young Readers

By Eric Steckel | October 25, 2022

Family Engagement Enables David and Diego to Succeed in Reading

Your support of children AND families enables David and Diego to overcome their struggles in reading and rise to their God-given potential.

David and Diego, twin brothers in second grade last year, are an “entertaining” pair. They are active, play soccer, and love exploring the local parks. They also enjoy more quiet pursuits like painting and history.

However, despite loving books, they struggled with reading. In fall 2021, they enrolled in Succeeding by Reading and continued with the program throughout the school year and summer.

“The boys were engaged and entertaining,” said Bev Hanson, a Succeding by Reading summer program coordinator. “They were easy to work with and always willing to talk and work.”

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David and Diego’s family supported their learning.

Although she has a very busy schedule, Melby, their mother, was ever-present on the summer Zoom meetings. “They get excited when they see the tutor and want to spend more time on Zoom. They get excited when the tutor says you will advance to another color,” she told us.

Their older brother Emilio took time to read to them and use their POWER Pack—a handy “alphabox” designed to enable SbR families to improve their children’s reading skills at home using the same materials we use in our program.

“They are making great progress in reading. They are doing well at school. I am very happy with their development. This program is very important to Diego and David. But they still need reading support.” – Melby, David and Diego’s Mother

Family engagement has enabled David and Diego to better use their time in SbR. When families are an integral part of their child’s education, they can confidently nurture and advocate for their child’s academic success.

“They are making great progress in reading. They are doing well at school. I am very happy with their development,” Melby reported. “This program is very important to Diego and David. But they still need reading support.”

Your gifts will ensure David and Diego receive the support they need.

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* Children Rising respects the privacy of our students. While all the stories we share are genuine and true, we change names as needed to protect student privacy.

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