With Friends -- Bridging the Gap
With Friends client came to them depressed and feeling he had no options in life because of a medical issue. He was failing school and therefore was not attending regularly. It was discovered that this young man was bright and had just given up. The pre assessment showed him reading at the eight grade level while being in the ninth grade. His math level was assessed at fifth grade. After participating in the With Friends Inc. School program during his stay he improved his reading to twelfth grade level and his math to high school algebra. He gained 4.4 grade levels in reading and 24% in math. Upon discharge he expressed a cheerful attitude and was encouraged to go back to home school with his counselor to explain his health issues and ask for help to pass to the next grade this year. Grants like the Speedway Children's Charities give With Friends the help they need to provide youth with options they did not have before. Without the SCC grant this success story would not have been possible. With Friends appreciates what SCC has done for their programs and continued support over the years.