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WE CREATE AN ENVIRONMENT FOR LEARNING
WE USE PROVEN MODELS TO PROVIDE CHANGE
WE INVITE AND FOSTER  PARTNERSHIPS THAT 
IMPACT CHILDREN, THEIR FAMILIES AND PARENTS 

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About life

HOW LIFE IS HELPING

LIFE  builds models to address struggling readers

MODELS include:

  • School based Literacy Resource Centers
  • Literacy teachers at each school
  • 1 2 3 Books in the Home Lending Library
  • Family Navigators
  • Parent workshops
  • Educational Resources
  • "It's Never Too Late" truancy and tardiness program
  • Agricultural STEM program
  • Sing  Talk and Read (STAR): a PreK program 


LIFE IN JAMAICA

In partnership with parents, teachers, school administrators and the Jamaican Ministry of Education, Youth and Information (MOEYI), Region 5

  • Since 2014 , LIFE  established  literacy enhancing programs in 10 schools in rural Jamaica catering exclusively to underperforming students, all of whom were reading below grade level
  • After only 1 year in LIFE's  programs, 70-80 % of these underperforming students were reading at or above grade level   
  • These improvements in reading have been sustained for a second consecutive year. 
  • 50% of underperforming students at one school have graduated from LIFE's programs and have been mainstreamed back to their grade level. 

LIFE IN USA

  • For  3 years, a LIFE  volunteer has worked with a team of school guidance counselors and an attendance teacher at 2 middle schools in East Harlem,  New York to successfully decrease student absenteeism and tardiness, major factors contributing to children not reading at grade level.    
  • In the  2017-18 academic year, LIFE partnered with a preK school in Brooklyn to help parents foster their young child's neurolinguistic skills and interest in being read to.  3 parent workshops were conducted including "Stop the Summer Slide"  in which 74% of parents participated. 

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LIFE EXPANDS ITS MODEL PROGRAMS IN 2018-19

With your donations, LIFE  with be able to expand its proven models and family navigator programs to 3 additional primary schools with over 150 underperforming students in rural Jamaica, W.I. 

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GRADUATION AND GROWTH

LIFE Jamaica GROWS

 In 2018, LIFE Jamaica will have programs in 10 schools in St. Elizabeth Parish with over 400 students and 350 parents and families. LIFE plans to add an additional 150 underperforming students who are reading below grade level from two primary schools 

Students achieve full literacy

40 students have achieved full literacy, graduated from LIFE's Jamaica programs and been mainstreamed back to their regular classes.  These students will continue to be monitored to show the long term outcomes of LIFE's programs. 

LIFE USA GROWS


1 new school , a PreK in Brooklyn, has partnered in our STAR program

LIFE volunteers in 2 elementary schools addressing absenteism and tardiness with a program that raises parental awareness 


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