The Smarter Summers Program
At Smarter Summers, our goal is not to take away from the joys of summer, but to provide balance. Our carefully planned half-day program for students in Grades 5-8 is designed not only to prevent learning loss, but to actually keep kids moving forward with the important skills that will help them excel in school. We target foundational skills in reading comprehension and expository writing on both a macro (outlining and structure) and micro (sentence development) level. These skills are taught through activities in which students will engage with current events and the worlds of art and science, so that they can become more interesting and informed learners along the way.
Inspire Smarter Writing
The Smarter Summers program will engage students by offering them the chance to apply great reading and writing strategies to a project they feel passionate about. By exposing learners to examples of the skills that we are teaching them in published articles relevant to their interests, and exploring the ways that clear, smart writing can frame and transform a story, we will give students the opportunity to use their own voices to take part in a wider conversation.