10 Questions With…Kyare

The following is an interview with Kyare Turner, Junior Staff at Reach Incorporated. Kyare is a rising 11th Grade student at Eastern Senior High School. He also participated in our inaugural summer program, which recently came to an end. Kyare sat down to speak with our Summer Intern, Andi Mirviss.

How long have you been with Reach Incorporated?
Ever since August of 2011.

And how do you think you’ve changed since you started with Reach?
Honestly…my reading skills. They’ve really grown since I started with Reach.

Do you have any stories you’d like to share about your time with Reach?
Yeah. I used to work with two different students. They would fight over who would get to work with me, because they didn’t really like each other. They kept fighting over me. It was funny. It was a conflict, and I had to resolve it. I was like, “We can take turns.” And that’s what we did.

Was there ever a moment when you felt like you had a breakthrough with a student?
Yeah! Because I’ve gotten to know the kids for two years, I can see their growth when they’re reading. At first, they didn’t really read fluently, but they read faster now.

So, what’s your favorite part of the summer program so far?
Making my own book! [My group wrote a book called] The Adventure of Two True Friends. It’s about a frog and a llama, and the llama can talk to both animals and humans. One day, aliens abduct [the llama] and the frog has to go find him.  He meets a bunch of people when he’s looking for his friend.

Is there any particular message that you want the kids you tutor to get from the book?
To always be true to your friends. Stay beside them, even if it’s hard sometimes.

Is there anything that you want the world to know?
I’m imaginative, and I’m always determined to do new things. I play baseball and run track.

What’s the coolest thing you’ve ever done?
Made a children’s book!

Okay, here’s a challenge. Describe Reach in 5 words of less.
Teach yourself. Teach others.

Is there anything else you want the world to know?
Reach is the best!

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