Maven’s Milestones Completes Sixth Year
Impossible Possibilities (IP) held its Maven’s Milestones end-of-year awards ceremony on Friday, May 20, 2016, marking its sixth consecutive year hosting the program.
Maven’s Milestones is an incentive-based reading program with more than 1,400 Fort Worth ISD students at Washington Heights (WH), Cesar Chavez (CC), Woodway (WW) and Van Zandt Guinn (VZG) elementary schools participating. The program rewards students for reaching each of “Maven’s Milestones:” Ascent, Afterburner, Approach and Call Sign Maven. Each milestone represents a specific number of points that the students earn by reading books and passing online quizzes.
For the second year in a row, WH recorded the highest average reading totals of all schools, continuing its trend of increased reading growth since the program was originally introduced at the campus in 2001.
“Washington Heights has been with us from the very start of this program,” said Justin Hernandez, co-founder of Impossible Possibilities. “It’s incredible to see the progress that this school has made over the past six years, and it’s special to see these students so motivated to succeed.”
In addition, students at VZG, a school in its first year of the program, increased its average reading point totals by approximately 90%, with every grade reading more this year than last. Finally, WW first through fifth graders read approximately 40 million words throughout the year, up from 18 million words since the program was introduced five years ago.
IP plans to expand the program by approximately 200 students in January 2017 with the consolidation of Van Zandt Guinn Elementary and I.M. Terrell Elementary, increasing the total number of students participating in the program to approximately 1,600.