Monday, July 15, 2013

Summer Learning Skills Camp & Summer Bridge Project

According to the National Summer Learning Association, low-income students lose more than two months in reading achievement skills over the summer months. In order to help reduce this gap, 2-1-1 TBC partnered with the Juvenile Welfare Board and Pinellas County School Board by screening school age children, with low reading skill levels and/or those already participating in free and reduced lunch, for free Educational Summer Programs. 

2-1-1 TBC screened children for the Summer Bridge Program offered through Pinellas County Schools, City of St. Petersburg Recreation Centers or Coordinated Child Care.   

2-1-1 TBC also screened children entering kindergarten for the Summer Learning Skills Camp helping to increase their school readiness skills.

Between May & June 2-1-1 TBC screened over 500 children for these free and educational programs!

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