Summer Readiness Program
Summer slippage furthers the achievement gap – and there are few summer programs for elementary students in Boston. In response, we offer a five-week summer program which prepares kindergarten and first grade students to be ready to learn on the first day of school in September. The program benefits young students at risk of school failure – many of whom could be held back.
Volunteers provide classroom-based support through teacher-directed activities and one-on-one and small-group literacy support. Our goal is to help students develop a richer sight-word vocabulary and reading skills, though volunteers assist with other aspects of managing the program day.