Between going to school, working two jobs at Chipotle and Forever Yogurt, and soon starting his spring sport of volleyball, Jordan spends a lot of time commuting. But even if it means 1 1/2 hours on two buses, he makes sure he gets to Cluster … [Read more...] about Student spotlight: Jordan B.
When Deron joined Cluster in the 6th grade, he was behind grade level in his reading skills. Now that he nears high school graduation, he's 10th in his class at Urban Prep Academy and headed for pre-med studies in college. Oh, and he's been … [Read more...] about Student spotlight: Deron D.
Books about a preteen witch hunted by humans, an illustrated story about an African-American artist, and a graphic novel about the civil rights movement written by a civil rights hero are among the books honored this year by the American Library … [Read more...] about Newberry, Caldecott, King prizes given for top kids’ books
Tutors are mentors, too, because we do more than just help with academics. With a mentor, at-risk students are: 52 percent less likely to skip school. 55 percent more likely to enroll in college. 46 percent less likely to start using … [Read more...] about It’s National Mentoring Month
Terria O. has been coming to tutoring since she was in the 1st grade. Now that she's in 7th grade and 12 years old, she can see how far she's come and how much she's learned. And it's not just about academic achievement. "My tutor has helped me … [Read more...] about Student spotlight: Terria O.
The Chicago Public Library is sponsoring a winter break reading challenge called "Mix it up!" Through January 9, students can learn about chemistry by cooking with an adult, making your own bubble solution, or trying an experiment. Students can … [Read more...] about Be a chemist at the library over winter break