Roberto's Story | Communities in Schools

Roberto faces challenges not only with school but with English as well. He moved to the United States in the ninth grade and has struggled with school for the past two years. At the end of October, the Communities in Schools site coordinator for his school made up checklists highlighting missing assignments for each student. This data was used to guide homework over the holiday break. During a study hall session—where students were encouraged to work on missing assignments—Roberto informed a teacher that he had finished one of his projects at home so that he could utilize in-school time to receive direction from his teacher on a different project he was struggling with. With the support of WLC and Communities in Schools, the young man had finally started to take ownership and advocate for his own education.