Summer Enrichment Helps Students Maintain Gains

The “summer slide” has long been documented as a major threat to the academic achievement of children in high-poverty schools. They lose much of the gains they make during the school year and fall further behind their peers from higher-income homes. To combat the summer slide, Charleston Promise Neighborhood provides literacy enrichment to Mary Ford […]

Summer Learning Program is Back Because it Works

Charleston Promise Neighborhood’s summer learning program returned on June 12. Research shows that most of the achievement gap in reading between low-income and high-income children occurs during the summer months, when school is out. Last year, Charleston Promise Neighborhood, in collaboration with Metanoia’s Freedom School, provided literacy enrichment to 71 K-5th graders last summer at […]