Carol Clinton has retired from Lake Worth West Community Center after 12 years as executive director. She reflects on how she helped started most of the programs offered by our Center and what she has enjoyed most about her job[...]
Millions of children in the United States, including many in Palm Beach County, finish third grade without learning to read proficiently — and that puts them on a dreaded track of dropping out of high school. The ability to read[...]
Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success, studies show. Yet every year, more than 80 percent of low-income children miss this crucial milestone. Poverty compounds the problem: Students who have[...]
It’s called the “summer slide” – the tendency for students, especially those from low-income families, to lose some of the achievement gains they made during the previous school year. We offer summer reading and other educational programs so students can practice their reading.
Our “Exploring Our World” class at BRIDGES at Lake Worth West helps children refine motor skills and learn to socialize. It also assists parents in strengthening their parenting skills. The class is one of many for families to gain skills needed to raise their children in Palm Beach County.
The father lost his job. The family couldn’t pay their rent. They no longer had a home. That’s when the parents made the painful choice. They sent their children, ages 10 and 15, to live with another family. While their[...]
Every week, close to 50 high school students attend our College Prep Club, which is funded by the United Way of Palm Beach County. These youths come to strengthen their academics, determine what college they want to attend, and prepare for their college years and beyond.