The statistics on academic success for homeless children tell a bleak story. When we interact with kids like Jane though, we know stories don’t have to end this way.
The statistics on academic success for children experiencing homelessness tell a bleak story. A recent study showed that less than 25% of homeless students (grades 3-12) in Wisconsin received proficient scores on state assessment tests in language and math.
But here at The Road Home, we believe stories don’t have to end this way. When families are given support in finding and maintaining stable housing and children are given support to succeed at school, anything is possible—as demonstrated by a recent report we received from a middle school teacher about a child in our program (names have been changed):
Jane is one of my top readers. She scored Average for Literature, Hi Average for Informational Text, and Hi Average for Vocabulary Acquisition and Use. She is on track for the end of middle school and preparing for high school. With the upcoming high school scheduling, I would like to see Jane consider taking Advanced Placement English, (AP English). She needs the challenge.
Since November 2015, 44 students in our Housing and Hope program have received services from our Education Specialist. Working together with children, families, and schools, she is helping students reach their potential—and change their future.
Thank you for making this success possible.