A tradition of caring for our community's future.
Since beginning as a home education program in 2009, the Holy Cross School Readiness Program has grown to serve 40 low-income minority children per year in Park City, Utah. Many at-risk children are unable to attend early education, and so often start school far behind their peers. Our bilingual teachers help level the playing field by helping students learn fundamental pre-literacy skills, classroom behavior, and positive self-esteem; they also teach a Parent Academy so that parents can learn about the school system, gang prevention, community resources, and how they can best help their child learn. Our students start strong: by the time they begin kindergarten, they have learned letters, numbers, shapes, colors, and how to write their own names. The program is an integral part of helping to close the statewide achievement gap between at-risk Latino students and their more affluent peers.
Dalia is one of the newest graduates of the Holy Cross School Readiness Program! As her mom tells us, she is already showing her love for learning.
individuals are helped by Holy Cross Ministries per year.
of every dollar donated goes directly to serving our clients.
of HCM clients make less than $25,000 per year in combined family income.
of Utahns are under age 18.
Utah's national ranking for per student educational spending.
Utahns live below 200% of the poverty line.
of Latino births in Utah are from unintended pregnancies.
free blood pressure and blood sugar screenings were provided by HCM last year.