To prevent summer learning loss, we are partnered with out-of-school summer centers to add tools to retain and improve literacy skills for kindergarten through 3rd graders.
Sometimes, kids don’t have the resources at home to keep exercising their brains over the summer months. When kids go through a whole summer without “flexing” their brains and practicing lessons and skills, they could begin to fall behind in their education. Students who cannot read at grade level by 3rd grade are 13 times more likely to drop out of high school.
To prevent summer learning loss, we partner with out-of-school summer centers to add tools to retain and improve literacy skills for students in kindergarten through 3rd grade. United Way provides program staff the training on how to incorporate fun literacy activities into their regular programming.
Help K-3rd graders maintain and/or improve summer literacy skills.
Studies have shown that during the summer months, students from low income households are more likely to lose some of the knowledge gained during the regular school year due to a lack of educational opportunities. This learning gap has gotten worse due to school closures and nearly two years of quarantines due to COVID-19. At Valley of the Sun United Way, our goal is to help mitigate this learning gap by providing out-of school programs around the valley FREE math and reading curriculum to help students retain and advance their knowledge while out of school.
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