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This was Kiara's first year at Urban Pathways. Prior to coming to "UP" she attended her neighborhood school.
She said she didn't like school and felt lonely a lot. One of her teachers described her as moody and sometimes irritable.
Luckily, her family valued education and allowed Kiara to stay after school to participate in the homework help and the math tutoring program and she soon noticed that with extra help, she was able to earn better grades.
Urban Pathways celebrated every success and made sure that her mom and grandmother were updated with every piece of good news so they could share her joy.
Soon Kiara's mood improved and she selected friends who also care about their grades. She also learned to ask for help in class which helped her comprehension of the content. Teachers quickly notice the change in attitude with Kiara and praised her efforts and successes. She earned "student of the month" for the middle school in March.
By fourth quarter, Kiara earned five As and one B. She has been writing a book and met with a children's book promoter to talk about getting the book published. She is being sponsored by the school for an English enrichment program over the summer.
She tells everyone that one day we'll see her books on Amazon. We believe it; this child has a beautiful story to tell.
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