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!