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OUR STORIES

Scroll down to view the stories of how Tomorrow’s Leaders changed the lives of over-age middle school students

Student A

Before she enrolled in program

  1. Grade point average was 63
  2. 15-year-old 7th grader (previously held back 2 times)
  3. Very low academic and self-confidence
  4. At risk of being held back for a 3rd time

Effect the program has had on her (February 2012-present)

  1. Promoted to the 8th grade
  2. Finished school year with an 83 average!! (20 point improvement)
  3. Very high self and academic confidence
  4. Graduated from middle school
  5. On scholarship at Bishop Loughlin High School


Student B

Before she enrolled in program (Sept-Dec 2011)

  1. 15 years old in 7th grade (left back 3 times, including the previous year)
  2. Under 50% school attendance
  3. Grade point average was 64.0
  4. Low academic confidence and social confidence was really low (became anti-social because of her failures)
  5. Failed both statewide exams the previous year
  6. Has had to attend summer school for the past 3 years

The effect the program has had on her (Jan-June 2012)

  1. School attendance increased
  2. Academic confidence improved
  3. Grade point average increased to 74.0 (10 point improvement)
  4. Became a very confident person
  5. Became a role model for peers
  6. Passed both statewide exams (did not have to go to summer school for the first time in 3 years)


Student C

Before she enrolled in program

  1. 16-year-old 8th grader (previously held back 3 times)
  2. Stop attending school because of age
  3. At-risk of being held back a 4th time
  4. Very low academic and self-confidence
  5. Grade point average was 55

Effect the program has had on her (March 2014-present)

  1. Significant improvement in school attendance
  2. Improved academic and self-confidence
  3. 80% attendance in our after-school program
  4. Grade point average increased to 78 (23 point improvement)
  5. Successfully graduated from eighth grade and now will be going to high school


Student D

Before she enrolled in program

  1. 15 year old 8th grader (previously held back 2 times)
  2. Very low academic and self confidence
  3. Academically and socially disengaged
  4. Grade point average was 60

Effect the program has had on her (November 2013 to Present)

  1. Grade point average increased to 75 while in 8th grade (15 point improvement)
  2. Awarded numerous awards for academic achievement
  3. Graduated from 8th grade
  4. Currently 9th grade student with 85 overall grade point average
  5. Significant improvement in academic and self confidence
  6. Active participant in Tomorrow’s Leaders


Student E

Before she enrolled in program

  1. 14 year old 6th grader (previously held back 3 times)
  2. Less than 60% school attendance
  3. Academically and socially disengaged
  4. Contemplated dropping out of middle school
  5. Grade point average was 60

Effect the program has had on her (January 2014 to present)

  1. Grade point average increased to 70 while in 6th grade (10 point improvement)
  2. Socially and academically engaged
  3. Currently 7th grader with 82 overall grade point average
  4. Active participant in Tomorrow’s Leaders
  5. Perfect attendance for 2 months during current school year


Student F

Before she enrolled in program

  1. 15 year old 8th grader (previously held back 2 times)
  2. Low self esteem
  3. 71 overall grade point average
  4. Contemplated harming self because of insecurity issues

Effect the program has had on her (November 2013 to present)

  1. Grade point average increased to 82 while in 8th grade (11 point improvement)
  2. Awarded Borough President award for academic achievement
  3. Graduated 8th grade
  4. Significant improvement in academic and self confidence
  5. Currently a 9th grade student with a 90 overall grade point average
  6. Active participant in Tomorrow’s Leaders