Effective youth development requires a holistic approach that focuses on academic achievement, social-emotional learning and character development. As a strong community partner with the capacity to support schools and students, our Y provides innovative, evidence-informed programs and curriculums that work to close the achievement gap.
All N.C. public school students, regardless of race, gender or ability level, started the 2021 - 22 school year with learning loss. Gaps widened between economically disadvantaged students and all other students, especially in reading in grades 4 - 8 and grade 5 math. Only 45.5% of K - 12 students passed state reading, math and science exams in the 2020 - 21 school year.
- North Carolina Department of Instruction
"The Y is the glue. The Y creates a well-rounded support system for students' academic needs and their social-emotional needs."