Our goal was to connect families to community resources and help incoming kindergarteners get acclimated to their school and teachers before the school year began.
The program varied in length between one week and five weeks (depending on the school), and included pre-kindergarten classes from 8:30 a.m. – 12 p.m. (breakfast and lunch included).
of summer program participants maintained or improved their assessment scores
improved their assessment scores from the beginning to the end of the program
made gains of 30% or more in their post-assessment scores
Outside of the classroom experience, the Summer Program hosted Family Fun Nights every Thursday, encouraging family interaction with school leaders over games, dinner, and fostering connections with 12 different local community partners, including: