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“Summer slide” affects students across the socioeconomic spectrum, leading otherwise thriving kids to lose ground. But imagine a student who is already behind because his parents work two jobs to make ends meet and can’t help with school work. To that student, summer slide could lead to giving up and dropping out.

Jericho’s Summer Learning Program combats summer slide among low-income, inner-city students at risk of dropping out of school.  Each summer, 75 kindergarten through 5th graders participate in a seven-week, full-day camp that supports a child’s academic success, with the goal of improving the high school graduation rate in Danbury CT.

Jericho provides the program to families at a greatly reduced tuition that doesn’t fully cover operating costs. We rely on donor funding to close that gap.

Your gift could provide the following:

$25.....Healthy snack for 37 students 

$50.....Craft activity for 75 children

$100...Sporting equipment for all

$250...Local field-day experience for 75 students 

$500...Sponsorship for one student, filling the gap between tuition and actual program cost

Here’s what Summer Learning Camp entails:

  • 7 weeks, five days a week, 8:30 am - 3:30 pm

  • Breakfast, lunch, and snack, daily

  • Reading, math, Bible, crafts, outdoor games, swimming lessons (YMCA)

  • Field trips to Maritime Aquarium, Quassy Amusement Park, Discovery Museum, White Memorial Park, Candlewood Lake, Bank Street Theater