"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'sprograms, 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.
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.
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