CCSI Launches America Counts Program
Building on the success of the America Reads Challenge, America Counts was initiated in July 1999 in an effort to improve student achievement in mathematics, including the foundations of algebra and geometry, by the end of the 9th grade. America Counts officially began at Barry University at the start of the 2013–2014 academic year. The goal is to help build a strong mathematical foundation for elementary- and middle-school students and, in so doing, ensure greater college success and access to careers in a growing technological market.
In collaboration with Barry’s Office of Financial Aid, the Center for Community Service Initiatives (CCSI) coordinates America Counts as part of the Federal Work-Study (FWS) Community Service Program. The CCSIrecruits, trains, and supports students participating in FWS Community Service, encompassing America Reads and America Counts.
Federal Work Study-eligible students as well as student volunteers may apply to participate in America Counts. Participating students will receive excellent incentives and will be recognized at the Community Engagement Awards Luncheon on March 12, 2014.
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