When Lily started 6th grade, she didn’t want to attend school and was closed off to teachers and friends. As a result, she was failing most of her classes. Lily was referred to Pando and began meeting with Miranda, the Pando Student Support Advocate. At first, Lily was very guarded, but over time began opening up to Miranda. This year, when Lily started 8th grade, she hugged Miranda and told her “I just want to thank you for always helping me through my problems and always believing in me. I appreciate you!” Through their relationship and trust, Pando was able to help Lily build confidence and provide resources for issues at home. Now, Lily is passing all her classes and coming to school regularly.
For 31 years, The Pando Initiative has connected students to people, communities, and organizations, helping them to engage at school and thrive in life. With Pando’s help, students improve their reading and math skills, attendance, and address concerns that create obstacles towards helping them reach their full potential.
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