Children can lose up to two months of essential math and reading skills during the summer months but there is plenty families and caregivers can do to support learning during the summer so your child doesn’t lose the skills they worked so hard to learn in school.
This past summer, more than 500 children enjoyed our "Shaping Into Summer" Lunch & Learn series at 9 sites for Summer Learning fun! Based on "The Greedy Triangle" by Marilyn Burns, the children learned through play with fun activities such as making shapes out of kinetic sand, on geoboards and with marshmallows and toothpicks. Each child also received books to take home.
Special thanks to our sponsor - the Scranton Area Community Foundation - and our partners including the Commission on Economic Opportunity (CEO), Boys & Girls Clubs of NEPA, Friends of the Poor, United Neighborhood Centers of NEPA, Elm Park United Methodist Church and volunteers at Connors and Fellows Parks in Scranton.
Watch this video to see some of our Summer Learning highlights!