We are proud to continue our partnership and support of Summer Camp Reading to help bridge the opportunity gap for children in our community! Can you spend a couple hours in the morning with 2nd & 3rd grade students this summer? No special skills are needed as games and activities are provided, just a desire to help children who need critical extra attention and encouragement to improve reading proficiency. The camp runs weekday mornings from June 14 – July 23 at Wesley Chapel Mission Center in Over-the-Rhine. You can sign up for a 2-hour time slot (8:00-10:00a or 9:45a-12:00p) and work with other volunteers and paid staff. You are encouraged to pick a day a week, serve one full week, or choose dates that work for you throughout the 6 weeks. Strict safety protocols will be in place.
Camp address is 16 East McMicken (close to Vine Street). Parking: On street parking is available on Frintz, a side street off of East McMicken, around the corner from the camp.
A recent study at Stanford Graduate School of Education provides new evidence about the pandemic’s impact on learning among students in the earliest grades with 2nd and 3rd graders were most affected. Overall, students’ reading fluency in 2nd and 3rd grade is now approximately 30% behind what would be expected in a typical year.
Reading is so crucial because it is a key that opens all of the doors of academic skills across all disciplines. It is understood that if a child can’t read effectively by third grade or so, they’re unlikely to be able to access content in their other courses. Reading over the summer is a crucial requirement to help students stay on track for their entire educational career and beyond.
First Shift Volunteer (4)
If needed, arrival by 8:30a is okay
Second Shift Volunteer (4)
First shift will set you up for your shift