This year is off to a strong start for our Woonsocket youth- the newest recipients of the iReady Teambuilding Award!
For the past several years, NWBRV youth have engaged in iReady, an online reading and math program. This program meets students where they’re at. Customizing interactive lessons to support student academic achievement.
The Teambuilding Award, courtesy of the Housing as a Platform for Academic Success (HPAS), was granted to our youth for successfully participating in the online learning system, iReady. Students demonstrated proficiency in the program and a commitment to the process in order to qualify for the award.
“We were one of four organizations chosen to win a cash prize for their students!” said NWBRV’s Youth Programs Manager Flore Rateau. “We had the highest percentage of students completing diagnostics, the highest number of students using instruction and meeting the 30-49 minutes per week and the lowest number of students not passing the lessons!”
A math and reading focused program, the end goal of iReady is to increase student scores from their quarterly diagnostic, which initially provided information on what subjects students needed more or less help in. With 100% of students currently participating in the program for 45 to 60 minutes per week, the program will extend throughout the remainder of the school year, with hopes for extension in years to come.
“The program aims to bridge the potential learning gap that children have been experiencing since the pandemic,” said Director of Neighborhood and Organizational Learning Kate Hanson. “We do the initial diagnostic to see where they are and provide lessons based on their specific needs.”
A lot of the kids are familiar with the program because they are most likely doing something similar in school! Accounts for the kids are created once they enroll in our afterschool program! We’d love for more children to sign up–especially now that we’ve won this great award!NWBRV’s Kate Hanson and Flore Rateau
All students from K-12th grade are eligible for enrollment! For more info about our iReady program and how you can enroll, please call Flore Rateau at 401-257-6219 or email Frateau@nwbrv.org. We’d love to hear from you!
The Mary A. Longtin C3 Center caters to youth in middle school and high school in Woonsocket and the surrounding community. Enrollment at the C3 Center is free and is open year-round. When school is in session, the program operates from 2-8pm, Monday through Friday. The C3 Center is equipped with a computer lab, small kitchen, community center, environmental lab, and two classrooms. Programs include structured academic time, a Sure Track to College program, mentorship programs and enrichment.
The Art Center support K-5th grade youth in Woonsocket. It is free for afterschool care and operates from 2:30-6pm. Programming includes homework assistance, enrichment activities, cultural experiences, fieldtrips, and iReady.
Please contact Flore Rateau at Frateau@nwbrv.org for more information on our youth programs.