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Youth Development

THRIVE Youth Development, serving 110 youth K-8, provides out-of-school time programming, including academic tutoring, social and life planning skills, as well as transitional coaching between middle school and high school. They also get to have fun.
Reading Achievement Program (RAP) is MOBC’s afterschool tutoring program, a force of 71 trained educators currently serving 325 students at 9 community and school sites.  In 2010, 91% of the youth participants increased their reading scores by an average of 1½ grade levels.
“Top Floor” @ Stratford STEM Magnet High School opened in Nov. 2010, has served over 460 students in less than 2 years  Prior to this on-site location, MOBC served 25 high school students. 92% of students raised their grade in a core academic class, ACT scores increased 2.8 points on average, 98% of seniors graduated on time, and the “Top Floor” is currently following 93 students in college.

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