When she started in the Achieve Program, Thalita Almondes of East Boston was good at reading, but she struggled in math.
Now three years later, she aces both.
“I’ve loved it,” said Almondes, who is now 13.
She is one of hundreds of middle school students who have participated in Achieve, which is now in its 15th year.
The tuition-free program, whose mission is to close the achievement gap and open access to learning, has helped roughly 400 middle school students get on a path to college or into one of the city’s three competitive exam schools. The program is based at The Noble and Greenough School, an independent boarding school in Dedham.
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