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How we are making it better

  • Literacy

    Building a foundation for academic success through small group, individualized tutorials for struggling readers.

  • Leadership

    Instilling leadership skills is an integral part of all Making It Better programs, giving children the ability to resist the negative influences that are so common today.

  • Life Skills

    Developing self-management and positive relationship skills and learning to express feelings appropriately is infused into every program; enabling children to grow into successful, contributing members of society.

  • “Making It Better is important to me
    because it allows me to use my talents
    to serve a greater purpose.”

    Bret West | Board Member

  • “I love Making It Better because we are giving the
    kids a chance, not only for a successful future,
    but also to break the cycle of poverty.”

    Catie Licalzi | Enrichment Programs Manager

Real Stories. Real People.

Vanessa used to cry everyday during tutorials with her Making It Better tutor. She did not want to read and felt very uneasy in the new situation. Vanessa recently changed schools because, in her words, “My last school was too dangerous. People were trying to kill me. My mom wanted me to go to a school she could trust to keep me safe.”

Over time, with the love, patience, support and encouragement from her tutor, Vanessa began thriving in tutorials. There were still moments when she would nearly break down and cry, but those were the times when she just needed a little extra attention.

When Vanessa was asked why she loved being a part of the Making It Better Literacy Program, she answered, “I love Making It Better because I am learning how to read better and because my tutor loves and cares about me.”

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