Our multi-faceted program in Caraballo, Park School and Care Center, serves as an oasis in the desert for over 200 needy and vulnerable children and youth. We offer a basic education for children through 6th grade, and a high school discipleship program helps us stay connected with our former students. For most of our students, a quality education wouldn’t be possible without the ministry of Kids Alive in their community.
Alfredo* is a new student at Park School, having missed school for the past several years. He is older than most of his 6th grade classmates and was reading at a Kindergarten level when he arrived. But despite being behind in all academic areas, he came to us incredibly motivated to learn to read. The combination of his determination and the daily practice time he gets during our Reader’s Workshop has moved him up four reading levels during the first half of the school year!
Alfredo’s teacher says that the Readers’ Workshop model, along with the school’s new leveled book library, has given her the tools to help students reading far below grade level to make huge improvements in their reading abilities. What a blessing to see Alfredo succeed in his efforts, knowing that reading well can fundamentally improve a kid’s future.
*name changed to protect privacy
Site Partnership allows for services that reach beyond the basics of what Child Sponsorship provides, supplying resources for trauma training and therapy, nutritionists, social workers, educational counselors, discipleship, and more.