Easing the transition to middle school

. February 1, 2017.

A new program, Success Academy, is helping 6th graders ease the transition
from elementary to middle school. The weekly program, run by the Family
Learning Institute (FLI), is open to students who have graduated from the
FLI’s longstanding tutoring program. Founded in 1999, The Family Learning
Institute helps eliminate the achievement gap in Washtenaw County. FLI’s
core program provides free, one-on-one reading and math tutoring for 2nd to
5th grade students from economically challenged households in Washtenaw
County. Success Academy continues the work of the FLI and provides students
with homework help, but also gets them talking about some of the difficult issues
that are unique to middle school: how to make friends, how to set goals to keep
pace with schoolwork, and how to deal with stress. “The program is a logical
progression designed to help students who had previously attended FLI
tutoring sessions in math or reading,” says Christy Martin, Success Academy
Program Director.

Success Academy is held Thursdays from
5:30-7:30pm at the Ginsberg Center | 1024 Hill St.