Student organizes a book drive, providing books to those in need

Student organizes a book drive, providing books to those in need



Harper has been enrolled in the Kumon Math and Reading Program since she was four years old. During her time as a Kumon Student, she’s been able to progress through various levels to advance her math and reading skills. One of her favorite aspects of learning through the Kumon Method is how students are always learning new concepts.

Harper said, “Kumon gives an example problem so you can study it. Then, when you do the actual problem, they start by having you do the first step, then the second step and so on, until finally you’ve gotten to where you can do the whole problem by yourself. This has made learning easier and has allowed me to work at my own pace and take on challenges I never thought I could.”

Her hard work paid off as she earned the “J by 6” Award in both math and reading. She was even selected into the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth with recognition in high honors for math!

Harper dives into this step-by-step learning further by explaining how this has even helped her outside of the classroom.

One accomplishment that Harper is particularly proud of achieving, is her project of setting up and organizing a book drive for Promising Pages – a non-profit that has a goal of providing books and a free resource to those who need, by collecting new and donated books. These books are then distributed to students and organizations.

I also love cooking and my math and reading skills are very helpful for more advanced recipes like focaccia and bagels, as they are measured in grams and need to be exact while reading is required to understand the recipe.


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

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