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.

  • “To watch the smiles on the kids’ faces accomplishing even the smallest reading tasks, made every minute memorable!”

    Jennifer Pergande | Volunteer

  • “We honor everything that you do and look forward to many more years of partnership with you!”

    Michele Dahlquist | Principal, Walnut Bend Elementary School

Real Stories. Real People.

As a 5th grader, E’llysa was a member of the first group of students served by Making It Better and was well behind her peers academically.  She was a part of our programs for four years, graduated from Westside High School, and is now pursuing an acting career with plans to also attend college.

“Making It Better is a program that I will NEVER forget! I love doing things for Making It Better because of everything y’all have done for me!”

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