The City of Providence in conjunction with the Providence Public School Department is kicking off its annual summer enrichment programs for students from Pre-K through 12th grade, at no cost to families. The summer programs while incorporating academic components will focus on enrichment and will be fun for all participants. More than 1,000 Providence youth of all ages are expected to benefit from six summer learning programs designed to stem learning loss and build social emotional skills.
All summer learning programs are at least five weeks in length, five days a week and full-day programs. Combining exciting academic and enrichment programming, these partners have created immersive summer experiences.
“Free enriching summer learning opportunities have transformed the school break in Providence into a time of continued learning and growth for our children,” said Mayor Jorge O. Elorza. “By providing more of these programs we are opening doors that help our students stay on track and prepared for the challenges of a new school year. I encourage families to register their children for these amazing opportunities.”
In Providence, more than 60% of students experience summer learning loss in reading and more than 51% in math. Studies show that students from lower-income families are far less likely to have access to summer learning opportunities, leading to greater summer learning loss and lower graduation rates.
Inspiring Minds Summer Learning Program
Age/Grades Served: Students entering kindergarten
Dates & Times: July 8 - August 16 (9:00am - 3pm)
REGISTER at (401) 274-3240 or firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
The Inspiring Minds summer learning program introduces young learners to a classroom environment and helps prepare them for an engaging first year of school. While the program is open to all children registered for fall 2019 kindergarten in Providence, priority will be given to students who have not had a prekindergarten classroom experience and who plan to attend one of the three learning sites in the September. Seats are available in three city elementary schools: Asa Messer Elementary, Charles N. Fortes Elementary and Robert L. Bailey Elementary.
Believe to Achieve Summer Learning Academy
Age/Grades Served: Students entering grades 1-5
Dates & Times: July 8 - August 9(9:00am – 3:00pm
REGISTER at 617-297-7368 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Believe to Achieve Summer Learning Academy blends rigorous academic instruction with engaging enrichment activities. Believe to Achieve blends rigorous academic instruction with fun and engaging enrichment activities. Mornings are dedicated to literacy and math instruction; while afternoons are filled with hands-on STEAM activities include robotics, rocketry and art. Academy instructors are certified teachers.
YMCA’s Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett Summer Skills Program
Age/Grades Served: Student entering grades 1-8
Dates & Times: July 8 – August 9(7:30am - 5:30pm)
Location: Kent County YMCA's Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett
REGISTER at 401-456-0604 or visit 21 Peace St. 6th Floor, Providence, RI 02907.
Located on the 100-acre grounds of the Kent County YMCA, Camp Ok-Wa-Nessett offers students a traditional camp experience plus academic enrichment in reading, mathematics and social emotional learning. Other activities include swimming, boating, archery, ropes and ecosystem explorations. This summer program is made available through a partnership with the YMCA of Greater Providence. Student busing is offered to and from three Providence locations.
Generation Teach STEAM Academy
Age/Grades Served: Students entering grades 6-8
Dates & Times: July 9 - August 9 (8:00am - 3:30pm)
Location: Nathan Bishop Middle School
REGISTER at 401-743-5144 or email@example.com.
The Generation Teach STEAM is an academic acceleration and enrichment program, with students averaging two months of growth in reading and three month of growth in math. Generation Teach STEAM offers engineering, math, reading and social studies classes taught by diverse college and college-bound students. Programming includes field trips and elective courses such as basketball, dance, arts & crafts, world languages and computer coding.
College Visions’ College and Career Exploration Program
Age/Grades Served: Students entering 9-12 grades
Dates & Times: June 24 - July 23 (8:30am - 1:05pm)
Location: Rhode Island College
REGISTER at 401-490-3996 or Nick.firstname.lastname@example.org.
The College Visions summer program helps high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors discover how to prepare for and apply to college, how to choose a college and a career, what to study and how to pay for college focused on college and career exploration. With 15 years of experience guiding Rhode Island students through the higher education process, College Visions boasts that 98% of its program participants enroll in college.
The Providence English Learner Summer Program
Age/Grades Served: Students entering K-12 grades.
Dates & Times: July 8 - August 9 (9:00am - 3:00pm)
Location: Young Woods Elementary School
REGISTRATION forms are available at all Providence Public Schools.
The Providence English Learner summer program is an academic and enrichment program for recently arrived to the US and are English Learners. The program aims to continue to develop student’s English Language proficiency through fun, experiential summer learning. Students will receive reading, writing and math instruction by ESL certified teachers and participate in weekly field trips. Breakfast and Lunch will be provided daily. Bussing will be available for all students.