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By now hopefully you have heard about the Summer Learning Loss Prevention Program we held this past summer. This was a 6 week program held at your Y where certified teachers worked with students who were performing below grade level.  Vocabulary, spelling, grammar, writing and math were the focus.  A healthy breakfast and lunch as well as field trips, swimming lessons and physical activity were part of the program. Thanks to those who donated, all of this was provided free of charge to each child.


Nakesha Moore had two children take part in this program and her story can be seen in the video above.   We invite you to take just a few minutes and watch her story to see how your donations have benefited others in your community.

For more information on the results from this program, please view the video below.

Did you Face the Forest?  Be sure to check out our pictures here http://pics.ymcacva.org

Thank you to everyone who participated in this year's FACE the Forest at Poplar Forest.  The proceeds from this event go to help various educational and outreach programs for our community.

WSET.com - ABC13

Your kids could be forgetting what they learned at school this summer. That's why Lynchburg City Schools teamed up with the YMCA to offer a six week summer camp to help prevent summer learning loss. The downtown YMCA received grant money and lots of support from the community and then approached Lynchburg City Schools with the idea. The Y says the school system jumped on board and picked R.S. Payne Elementary School as a target area. They selected 20 kids and this week they started their first of six weeks of summer learning. This program focuses on math and reading.

Every student is getting swimming lessons, and each afternoon they have an activity- like going to the library or Amazement Square. The students are taught by certified city school teachers and assistants. It's a partnership the YMCA says they're thrilled to have.

 

For more information click here

To donate to this program click here

 

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