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The Starting Gate, launched in 2011 in Kentucky, is already a verifiable success. This after-school program is open to any middle school student, reading significantly behind grade level. Homework help, a reading curriculum, as well as enrichment and life skills with consistent delivery and staffing during peak hours for negative pass times, makes this program a valuable asset to the community. In just 3 years, test scores have improved in every classroom in every school. The program is made possible by The Race For Education and a teaching partnership with the University of Kentucky. Starting Gate provides over 20,000 hours of personalized support to students with services currently offered in 5 middle schools in Central Kentucky. This year we have over 150 students enrolled with a record number in each class. It is our belief, by investing resources in students in middle school, by the time they graduate from high school; they will truly be prepared for college or career, whichever their next step may be.

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