Perseverance is the key to his success for this young baseball star

Perseverance is the key to his success for this young baseball star



We’ve all heard that it’s important to persevere when faced with challenges but it’s not always easy to do in the moment. Kumon Student, Calvin, has learned about the power of perseverance and is aware that it is an integral part of his success.

Calvin is an 11-year-old Kumon Math Student who has been enrolled in the program for five years. During his time in the program, he has been able to drastically improve his math and reading skills which has helped him excel in school. Calvin said, “Without Kumon to help me build skills in math and reading, I wouldn’t be the student that I am today.”

Through daily practice, Calvin has seen that perseverance has given him countless opportunities for growth.

“I like that I can figure out how to do the work on my own, and I don’t have to rely on others for help. I feel that getting independent practice on my assignments is a great way to prepare me for times in life when I may have to work alone.”

In fact, Calvin has achieved awards in a variety of areas thanks to his perseverance and hard work, such as:

  • District runner up in the Scripps National Spelling Bee
  • First place in the Elementary School Read-A-Thon in 2nd, 4th and 5th grade
  • Kumon Math-Athlete Award
  • Achieved national standardized test scores in the 99th percentile
  • Distinguished Learner in all categories for the state’s Milestones standardized test
  • Member of a Gold Bracket Championship all-star baseball team

From a young age, Calvin has been actively involved in helping his community. He’s been a part of a variety of service projects which have consisted of park clean-ups, volunteering at the local food pantry, and working with the Sandwiches for the Homeless.


What is Kumon? Kumon is the world’s largest after-school math and reading program.

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