Narrowing the achievement gap,

one summer at a time.

Scholars in high-need areas lose between 2.5 to 3.5 months of academic learning each summer, while their more affluent peers are making academic gains.

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In only four years, Practice Makes Perfect has received national recognition for its programs, providing high-quality summer learning opportunities to youth in high-need communities struggling to learn.

OUR SCHOLARS’ TURNAROUND SUMMERS
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With 550 scholars served…

100-percent

elimination of summer learning loss

7-percent

average gains in ELA

5-percent

average gains in Math

85-percent

scholar attendance rate

QUOTED
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“The Practice Makes Perfect near-peer mentors are powerful. They know what it’s like to be a middle school student. That empathy and connection in age provides our scholars with the support they need.”

Angela Green, Principal, JHS 8

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SEE OUR MODEL IN ACTION
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See inside of a PMP classroom and how our model is eliminating summer learning loss.

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“Perhaps Practice Makes Perfect will grow up to become one piece of a solution—a way to give a larger section of low-income children the kind of summer enrichment middle class students take for granted.”

The New York Times