Staffers who work with our youngest members understand that summer can be a key time to address the needs of students who have not yet reached important learning benchmarks. With literacy and math proficiency always a priority, School-Age Child Care supports young girls with that extra attention and support they need to get them to grade-level and above for success in their fall classrooms. Linda Hall, our literacy coordinator, is busy planning fun literacy summer activities in relation to arts and performances. In addition, the girls will bolster their math skills via innovative summer workshops, games and field trips. Outdoor activities will keep this active bunch healthy and moving through the warm weather.
In the meantime, the spring saw the girls headed to Boston’s Museum of Science, a favorite destination, where they delighted with the pulls of gravity and weight at Science in the Park; envisioned themselves as astronauts at the To the Moon exhibit; and learned about exotic plants and VERY creepy crawlers in the museum’s Garden Walk & Insect Zoo conservatory.
As expected, Family Night in April was a hit, with over 98 families attending for their STEM and Literacy theme evening. Families learned more about the full range of programs offered by Girls Inc. of Boston and Lynn and they had the opportunity to mingle and get to know one another.