Case Studies

Whitnall Middle School

This small suburban school outside of Milwaukee sought a more engaging, equitable media literacy program. Whitnall used The Juice for the program and found students increased their understanding of the world and gained confidence discussing current events.

East Jackson High School

An English teacher at this school in Commerce, Georgia needed a resource to help teach her journalism class. Used as a bell-ringer each day, students increased their awareness of world events and used The Juice for additional information when writing papers.

Oceanside High School

Social studies teachers at Oceanside High School on Long Island needed to create a media literacy elective to engage students with current events.

They implemented The Juice and noticed:

  • increased awareness of what is happening in the world
  • students made connections between what they read in The Juice and what they had discussed in class

Kumpf Middle School

Middle school teachers at this school in Clark, New Jersey used The Juice to help students struggling with informational text standards on state assessments. They observed:

  • increased informational text skills using the standards-aligned assessment questions
  • more interest in reading and engagement with the content

Boys & Girls Club Palm Beach

Program directors at the Boys & Girls Clubs of Palm Beach County were looking for programming to support literacy growth and engagement with reading over the summer months. After using The Juice for six weeks, they noticed: increased awareness of current events, greater amount of reading, and livelier group discussions.


Horizons Reading Program

Horizons at Norwalk Community College is a tuition-free academic and enrichment program serving under-resourced students from the Norwalk, CT community. They sought a solution to prevent summer learning loss and to motivate middle school students to read during the summer. They saw student reading scores, as measured by the STAR test, increase more than a grade level during the Juice program.