Education is an issue that affects us all – socially and economically. As a society, we lose when our kids fail in school. We lose their potential earnings, their potential contributions to their community, and their potential ideas. Kids who don’t keep up are more likely to cost society than those who graduate – through welfare programs, healthcare costs, and incarceration. Yet here in Colorado, we are under-funding education and we face an uphill struggle to use the resources available to give every child the best chance he or she can have in life. In Boulder County, there is a perception that our relative wealth should secure our kids’ future. Yet consider these figures for 2011:
- Just 12.7% of St Vrain Hispanic students were proficient in TCAP math by Tenth Grade
- Only 43.6% of white students were proficient in the same school district.
In the Boulder school district, the figures were only marginally more encouraging:
- 20.5% of Hispanic students were proficient in TCAP math by Tenth Grade.
- 56.2% of white students could claim the same thing.
Worst of all, graduation rates from High School are falling –
- 61% of Hispanic students in Boulder County graduated in 2011.
- 90% of white students managed that feat.
(Figures from Boulder County – Status of Children 2012.)
Legacy of Learning is dedicated to transforming ALL youth into youth of promise, including at-risk youth.
Does your child qualify for a scholarship?
Many of our students come from lower socio-economic backgrounds, and each one has unique academic needs.
To qualify for our scholarship programs, a student must meet the requirement of the Federal Free or Reduced Lunch Program and be two or more grade levels behind in reading, math or spelling. We also provide low-cost or even no-cost instruction in writing and critical thinking programs.
How Legacy of Learning can help.
At the heart of our program is the Direct Instruction (DI) curriculum, a systematic, research-proven, multi-sensory teaching methodology which is fast-paced, highly interactive, and founded on the belief that all students can learn regardless of their educational histories, behavioral patterns, or learning preferences.
Every Direct Instruction program at Dreamcatcher’s Legacy of Learning Center provides structured, personalized support to meet the needs of individual students in a variety of settings.
Ready to help your child advance?
Please start by telling us a bit about your child’s needs here:
Since 1998 Legacy of Learning’s in-house and volunteer instructors have educated thousands of under-served students through year-round programs at our center in East Boulder, and at various community centers and local schools. Our work is on a one-to-one basis whenever possible; however, in order to leverage our funding and reach as many students as possible, we also conduct lessons in small, homogeneous groups.
Download a scholarship application in English Scholarship Application or in Spanish Aplicación de beca. Print it out, fill it out and either mail it to 2300 Central Avenue A-1, Boulder, CO 80301 or bring it by the center, at the same address.