Helping Students, Engaging Families
“What I enjoyed most about springboard’s summer session is getting to read and learn alongside my family”
– Alyssa L., 4th grade FUSD student
In September 2017, Fresno Unified School District launched the Office of African American Academic Acceleration (A4) to identify and address the fundamental causes for the discrepancy in academic outcomes between African American students and other demographic groups.
The A4 program has served over 2,000 African American students in our reading programs since the program began. Every reading program has a family engagement component and has a 90% average participation rate. Over 85% of our students identify as either African American or African American Multiracial.
Our Impact and Accomplishments:
The elementary reading programs strengthen students’ reading skills and equip families to be effective reading coaches for their children at home.
“I can see that students in this program are enjoying themselves while learning to read because we are teaching and engaging them in ways that are different from what they are used to during the school year.”
– Aaron Weaver, A4 Reading Program Teacher
“I had the opportunity to play a part in Seth’s education with his reading and understanding. Not only did he learn, but I learned how to help him. I loved the parent workshops.”
– Margaret Perry, Grandmother, A4 Summer Reading Program
Summer Reading Program
Afterschool Reading Program