Lesley began YMCA READS! in 1st grade, barely speaking English & reading well below grade level. She attended YMCA READS! consistently, and worked very hard to make amazing progress in her reading. By the end of second grade (her 2nd year in YMCA READS!), not only was her reading ON grade level, but she was on the Honor Roll as well! Lesley is now a senior in high school and an honor student, on track for graduation, and deciding on colleges. She STILL visits YMCA READS! to share her successes! Congratulations Lesley!