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Educator Gives Students Courage to “Believe in Themselves”

by Photo of Andi Diaz Andi Diaz on September 7, 2020

Topics: Success Stories

In case you missed it…

Check out this inspiring article about one educator who goes above and beyond to transform the lives of her students! Through her work with the Boys and Girls Club of Easton in Pennsylvania, Antoinette Ferkh is helping create brighter futures and bolstering skills in reading and math. Istation is honored to be a part of the powerful growth happening here.

From the article out of Lehigh Valley Live in Pennsylvania:

Every day she went to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Easton and Allentown this summer, she risked getting COVID-19.

Antoinette Ferkh not only went to the clubs daily, she stayed late for free to keep helping kids.

Ferkh Boys and Girls Club

The 58-year-old Allentown woman works for Computer Aid, a company that helps children bolster their reading skills, math skills and skills in other basic subjects.

Helping disadvantaged children learn is her passion.

“I love working with children,” she said. “I always try to give them courage to believe in themselves.”

Read the full article here.

See How Istation Helps Get Powerful Reading Results!

The Boys and Girls Club of Easton has been using Istation Reading for progress monitoring and instruction for K-8 students since 2014. Here are results for the past few school years:

2018-2019: 92% of students improved in two or more critical areas of reading.

2019-2020: 87% of students improved in two or more critical areas of reading.