Meet Solomon. Earlier this year, his grandmother enthusiastically shared that she got the notice from Pearl Northside Elementary School that Solomon passed the 3rd grade Gate test and is going to the 4th grade! His dad was never in his life and his mom's lifestyle required that his grandmother mostly raise him. Solomon has participated in the PEARSON Foundation's programming since he was in K-5. When he began coming he was a below-average reader, lacked confidence while reading aloud, and struggled with reading comprehension. He also had some significant behavioral issues. Our PEARSON Foundation team joins his grandmother in extreme enthusiasm! Not only did Solomon, pass the 3rd grade Gate, but his behavior is improving! Students like Solomon might continue to fall behind if not for organizations like the PEARSON Foundation and the individuals who join in our vision by financially supporting our organization!