Summer Learning Programs
“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 schoolwork. To that student, summer slide could lead to giving up and dropping out.
Jericho’s Summer Learning Program combats summer slide among kindergartners through 12th grade students who come from low-income, inner-city families, and are at risk of dropping out of school.
K-5th Grade: 75 kindergarten through 5th graders participate in a seven-week, full-day camp that supports a child’s academic success, through programs that reinforce reading, math, and bible studies. Kids also engage in outdoor games, crafts, swimming lessons (through the local YMCA), and go on weekly field trips.
6th to 12th Grade: 50+ middle and high school students are involved in seven-week, full-day programming that reinforces skills students need for success in high school and beyond, with group and one-to-one tutoring. Students also engage in bible studies, have recreational time daily, and go on field trips.
The ultimate goal: Improving the high school graduation rate in Danbury CT.