(NOTE: Steve changed his name from Kyaw a few years after moving to the United States.)
When Steve started third grade, a year after moving to the US, he was reading fifteen words a minute. “When I first came to school, I didn’t know a lot of language,” says third-grade Steve.
Using Imagine Language & Literacy engaged Steve as he built his language skills during elementary school. “When I finish high school, I want to go to college,” he says.
Five years later, Steve acknowledges the impact Imagine Language & Literacy had on opening doors of opportunity in his life.
“[Imagine Language & Literacy] helped me say more,” explains ninth-grade Steve. “Learning English was important, especially when talking to adults.”
Steve plans to attend college and run track.
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