We are supporting the existing educational structures in our community created to address the most pressing academic needs. Leaders in education research for Central Texas identified 3rd grade literacy as one of four major problems facing our community. We found that from kindergarten to 3rd grade, a child learns to read. From 3rd grade on, a child reads to learn. If a child is behind grade level at the end of 3rd grade, their academic and economic future is not promising. We partner with Education Connection to provide reading partners for students at schools in our surrounding neighborhoods: Norman Elementary, Decker Lane Elementary and Pecan Springs Elementary.
We also host an annual community wide Education Symposium to support middle and high school students and parents with workshops such as study tips, financing college, transitioning from middle school to high school and college readiness.
To learn more about this ministry partner, visit their website: Education Connection https://education-connection.