In 2009, the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley started Success By 6. It's a pre-kindergarten readiness program geared toward children who need a boost before they officially start school. The students go through a four week summer program that prepares them for their academic careers but also focuses on their social/ emotional development. Success By 6 is offered in 19 school districts at 26 different sites across the Mahoning Valley. More than 3,000 students went through the program since 2009.
In 2018, 750 students will attend Success By 6 in 19 different school districts in Mahoning County, Girard, Liberty, and Hubbard. They will go to 25 sites across the area. This is the largest class of Success By 6 students that the United Way of Youngstown and the Mahoning Valley funded since its inception in 2009.
The students will receive 64 hours of instruction from a licensed teacher. They will get ready to step foot into kindergarten well prepared both academically as well as socially and emotionally!
Last year, students experienced a 13 point increase in the pre and post literacy test scores.
SUCCESS BY 6: A LOOK BACK
SUCCESS BY 6 SPONSORS:
Nordson Corporation Foundation
The Zita M. & Joseph DiYorio Foundation