Following on the success of last year’s pilot program, this summer the Foundation for the Public Schools of the Tarrytowns’ Summer Literacy Program expanded to include both rising first and rising second graders. As in the past, the goal is to prevent a summer regression in the reading and writing skills of these young students, an unfortunate downside to the seasonal break from school. Under the guidance of one lead and three assistant teachers, 24 children were enrolled in this 90 minute literacy class each weekday for three weeks in July. And this year the students will benefit from an additional three days of literacy instruction in August as another refresher before returning to school. Kids’ Club is proud to support this important initiative to combat the “summer slide,” and congratulates these hard-working students who didn’t take a break from learning this summer.