Zahra’s Story

Zahra and her family decided to move here from Nigeria to provide a safe home with more opportunities. Zahra and her daughter, Aisha, began Ready to Learn when Aisha was 3. Aisha was extremely shy and dependent on her mother, but over time with the YMCA staff, Aisha came out of her shell.

Now she not only starts conversations with a confident tone in her voice while looking you in the eye; she also names letters and numbers at circle time. She is gaining more independence every day. With 3 years of early learning, she will be school ready with a strong foundation for success.