Since 2015, Kids’ Club has supported the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns in its efforts to support literacy in our youth. Specifically, we have helped fund their summer literacy program, which assists children that are not yet reading on grade level, maintain or improve their reading and writing skills over the summer, a time when many new readers are in jeopardy of a diminishment of those developing skills (known as “the summer slide”). The program has been so well received that what began as a program for rising first graders, has since expended to rising second graders, and for the first time this year, rising third graders.
The students met at W.L. Morse school for two weeks at the end of August to brush up on their skills before the new school year began. The sessions were three hours daily, and were taught by TUFSD faculty. The lessons included refreshers on reading strategies, decoding words, writing organization and grammar. We are so proud to support this program and the hard-working youngsters who know the importance of learning even when school is not in session.