As we enter the last month of the year, let’s take a look back at all we’ve achieved together in 2014. Today, FLOC joins the DC Alliance of Youth Advocates in telling stories of our students’ successes. Some highlights of the year:
In our Neighborhood Tutoring Program, 77% of students made at least six months improvement in reading or math and 62% made at least one year of improvement in reading or math during the school year.
Our Scholars Program once again celebrated 100% on-time graduation of our 18 high school seniors in the class of 2014.
High school seniors submitted 100 applications to public and
private postsecondary institutions, and 100% were accepted into a postsecondary institution.
One senior received the Posse Foundation’s full tuition scholarship to The University of Rochester.
Over 500 volunteers contributed their time regularly to our programs at some point in 2014, including spring semester, summer program, and the beginning of this current school year.
And we chronicled all our exciting moments on this very blog. Some story highlights:
In June, we were in celebration mode as we gave out awards at the annual Recognition Event and Empower Awards and also honored our graduates at the annual Fred Taylor Scholarship Dinner.
Which brings us to December…
Before the year is out, we’ll get in another two weeks of math and reading tutoring and college access and success programming. We’ll celebrate our annual College Night event at GW and mark the end of the semester with festive holiday parties. And we’ll keep our eyes on the future, continuing to empower our students to spark their own success stories and working to reach more students than ever before.
Here’s to another exciting year ahead in 2015!
(Elizabeth Metz is the Recruitment and Outreach Manager.)