Maven's Milestones Kickoff

Impossible Possibilities (IP) kicked off its Maven’s Milestones Reading Achievement Program on Sept. 2, 2011, at Washington Heights and Meadowbrook Elementary Schools in Fort Worth, Texas.

TCU Undergrads (left to right) Katie Russell, Katelynn Badger and Brandon Fawks (Rick Settle not pictured)The incentive-based program complements each school’s Accelerated Reader curriculum and rewards students with prizes for reaching each of Maven’s Milestones. The IP Board of Directors expanded the program into Meadowbrook Elementary after the 2010-2011 pilot program resulted in a 30% increase in overall student reading at Washington Heights.

More than 900 elementary students will participate in the program during the 2011-2012 academic school years. Four undergraduates from the Texas Christian University Neeley School of Business will schedule monthly student engagements with the students and provide recommendations to IP management on program sustainability as part of a service learning project.

“This year will be extremely challenging because we have approximately four times the amount of students participating than we had during the pilot program,” Vice President Justin Hernandez said. “If we can replicate the Washington Heights results at Meadowbrook, then we can continue to expand the program into more schools.”

This year’s incentives include drawstring backpacks and coloring books from Chesapeake Energy, bookmarks and stickers from Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, player trading cards and stickers from the Dallas Stars Hockey Team, and lanyards from the Texas Motor Speedway.

Impossible Possibilities is a 501(c)(3) public nonprofit organization based out of the Dallas-Fort Worth area providing education initiatives locally and abroad.

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