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  • Writer's pictureAndrea Estrada

A La Semilla Success Story

Now that we have been back at the center for nearly two months, students and tutors have gotten into a routine. And if we are perfectly honest with ourselves -- homework can be tough. It can be frustrating. It can be downright aggravating if a student doesn't comprehend the topic at hand. We see it all the time, and it's perfectly acceptable to acknowledge that this happens.

We just need to remember the 'why' we do this. It's not for babysitting, nor is it for filling in time. We do it because we know homework and basic skill building leads to success.

Lupe was one of our first students at La Semilla. Her mother, an English Language Learner, knew that she was limited in the academic support she could give her daughter, and when she heard about La Semilla, she immediately enrolled her daughter. Lupe thrived at La Semilla, and excelled academically. This success followed her to high school and beyond. Last year, in the midst of the pandemic, Lupe graduated from high school.

The success doesn't come from Lupe simply graduating high school, though. It comes from the fact that she fell in love with learning. She is currently a first-year student at Chapman University. She has a full scholarship and is planning on becoming an engineer. Lupe's mother says this wouldn't have been possible without La Semilla. With our support, this child's life has been transformed for the better.

When we are frustrated with math facts; when we are aggravated by reading tests and difficult spelling sheets; we remember why we do what we do. Students like Lupe are in our center every day. If you would like to be a tutor and be a part of the change, we would love for you to contact us. If you would like to financially support our efforts, please click here. Let's remember why we do what we do.

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