• Some students head home or to the streets, others stay for sports practice and others go straight into the library. It’s the last place you might expect to find a student at the end of the day. But that’s where our after-school program is located.

    Ivon Garcia

3R: Relationship, Relevance, Rigor

The 3(R) project helps over 400 struggling students improve math skills and confidence through afterschool and summer programming.

Most students come from a vulnerable population-- either a poor white subsistence population with a multigenerational history of welfare dependence, or former migrant workers who have settled here for seasonal low-skill and low-pay agricultural work in the vineyards. Participants in each school complete homework, build math skills, play online math games, are tutored by math teachers or college math tutors including bilingual tutors, and engage in cooperative learning activities aligned with building standards-based texts. Students also build personal and leadership skills to enhance resilience. Online and district math assessments pinpoint student needs. Community partners include area colleges (Whitman, Walla Walla University, Walla Community College) who recruit math-savvy tutors, and create rigorous math-embedded learning activities for students. Other partners include the City of Walla Walla, Blue Mountain Action Council, Walla Walla Library, Walla Walla Parks and Rec, and Walla Walla County Department of Health.

 

Years in Execution: 2008-present

 

Walla Walla School District
Participating Schools: Garrison Middle School, Pioneer Middle School, Blue Ridge Elementary, Lincoln Alternative High School

 

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